Baltimore Ravens’ Rolando McClain Arrested (Again!)

Baltimore Ravens' Rolando McClain Arrested AgainNFL linebacker Rolando McClain can’t keep himself out of trouble.  WHNT news passes along that the Decatur, Ala., police confirmed that the Baltimore Raven was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

‘Not receptive to the order’

The alleged incident took place at Pines Park. As WHNT explains, according to information from eyewitnesses, officers ordered McClain and several others to leave the park when a large crowd was gathering. McClain was not receptive to the order. He reportedly refused while using some expletives. He was handcuffed and transported to jail before being bonded out.

This, of course, is not the first time McClain has found himself in a bit of legal hot water.  In 2011, he made headlines when he was arrested, and eventually convicted, for assault and other charges “when he allegedly threatened to kill a man and fired a gun next to his head.”


‘Trying to salvage his NFL career’

He was arrested again this past January after he was pulled over for his window tinting. He had some more colorful language for the authorities when signing the ticket, which got him in trouble for providing a false name. All three of those arrests have come at the hands of the Decatur police.

The former No. 8 overall selection is a player who is trying to salvage his NFL career after being released by the Raiders earlier this offseason.

Should the Ravens cut him out of the team now? Anybody else got the feeling that this won’t be the last time that Rolando McClain gets himself in trouble?

Source: Richard Langford, Bleacher Report

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Oakland Raiders Trade Carson Palmer To Arizona Cardinals

Oakland Raiders Trade Carson Palmer To Arizona CardinalsThe Arizona Cardinals have reportedly brought veteran quarterback Carson Palmer into the fold for the 2013 season.

‘More cap friendly’

With Matt Flynn now the man in Oakland, Palmer became expendable for the Raiders. The team would have owed the 33-year-old $13 million for this season. After the trade, the former USC Trojan restructured his deal to make his contract more cap friendly for the Cardinals, according to CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora:

“Palmer gets $16M over 2 yrs (and can earn $4M more in incentives). $10M of the deal is guaranteed.”

While original speculation identified the San Francisco 49ers as a potential landing spot (h/t Mike Garafolo of USA Today), Palmer ultimately lands with a different NFC West club that has been searching for a solid starting quarterback since Kurt Warner departed.


‘Intriguing battle’

He should have an opportunity to compete for the starting job, as he will join Drew Stanton, Ryan Lindley and Brian Hoyer as the Cardinals’ options under center. Arizona waived quarterback John Skelton on April 1 (via Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com).

The Cardinals already made a move to add Stanton to the roster earlier in the offseason when they signed the former Indianapolis Colt to a three-year deal. Stanton was the backup to Andrew Luck in Indianapolis last season, where current Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians served as the offensive coordinator. The addition of Palmer sets up an intriguing battle between Stanton and Palmer this preseason.

Was this trade a wise move for the Arizona Cardinals? What about for Carson Palmer?

Source: Alex Ballentine, Bleacher Report

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