Rolando McClain found guilty in trial; heads straight to Cowboys practice

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Rolando McClain, the former Crimson Tide standout and current Dallas Cowboy, was found guilty in a short trial Friday morning.  He then got in a car to head to the airport to catch a flight for NFL practice.

McClain will fly to California, where he’s expected at a Dallas Cowboys practice on Saturday.

McClain’s trial lasted about an hour in Decatur Municipal Court.  It was for two misdemeanor charges, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, from a disturbance at a park in April 2013.

Two Decatur Police Officers took the stand to testify.  Dash cam video was also shown from McClain’s arrest.

The judge found McClain guilty on both charges and sentenced him to 18 days in jail.  However, because defense attorney Carl Cole quickly appealed, McClain was allowed to report to Cowboys practice.  If not for the appeal, McClain would have had to report to jail on August 8.

McClain and his attorneys declined comment as they left City Hall, but McClain did give a short statement as he got in the car.

“I appreciate the people who continue to support me, and I’ll continue to get my life on track and I’m already making the right decisions,” said McClain. “This is just another bump in the road. I’m eager to get back to work with the rest of the team.”

“Are you still in football shape?” someone asked.

“I look better than the last time I was there,” McClain replied.


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