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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Updated: July 10, 10:12 AM ET
Rolando McClain pleads not guilty

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Retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges on Tuesday, according to a Baltimore Sun report.

The Sun, citing Decatur (Ala.) Municipal Court clerk Jessica Haggard, reported that McClain was assigned a Dec. 12 court date. McClain, a star at Alabama and the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft by Oakland, was arrested April 21 in Decatur, his hometown.

McClain allegedly yelled obscenities at police officers as they were trying to disperse a large crowd of more than 700 people at a local park after they responded to calls about a fight.

The Decatur Police Department also released a statement recounting the details of McClain's arrest to several media outlets. According to the release, police officers twice ordered McClain to stop walking after they identified him as the individual shouting obscenities, but he kept walking and said, "You told me to walk and I'm walking."

The Ravens, who signed McClain in April after he was released by the Raiders, announced May 15 that the linebacker had decided to retire at the age of 23.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.