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Rolando McClain sentenced to 18 days in jail, appealing

Rolando McClain

This booking photograph released by the Decatur, Ala. Police Department, shows NFL linebacker Rolando McClain, who was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after a disturbance in a park on Sunday, April 21, 2013. McClain, who played at Alabama, is now with the Baltimore Ravens following his release by the Oakland Raiders. (AP Photo/Decatur (Ala.) Police Department)

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The Cowboys are trying to give linebacker Rolando McClain another fresh start, but he still has to account for past mistakes.

According to Paul Gattis of al.com, McClain was found guilty Friday of two misdemeanor charges from a 2013 incident in his hometown, and was sentenced to 18 days in jail.

(Man, when the Ravens hear about this, they might try to trade for him, just by reflex.)

McClain’s lawyer’s filed an immediate appeal to get to a jury trial, which will allow McClain to return to Cowboys training camp.

The charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest came after he allegedly yelled “F--- the police” in a crowded park in Decatur.

There was apparently tape of that being said, but whether it was clearly McClain is in some dispute, according to his lawyer.

Police video did show McClain telling officers: “You can’t expect to be arrested 3 times in 3 years and play in NFL.”

Maybe he knew something we didn’t.