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Rolando McClain convicted of two misdemeanors

Rolando McClain was convicted Friday of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama in 2013. He was sentenced to 18 days in jail.

The Dallas Cowboys linebacker immediately appealed the misdemeanor conviction to the state court, per The Associated Press. McClain won't report to jail, pending the appeal.

McClain had requested to delay the trial so he could attend the start of Cowboys training camp, but a judge refused.

The troubled linebacker was accused of yelling an obscenity at police trying to arrest him during a disturbance at a park in 2013. He's been arrested three times in Decatur since 2011.

McClain claimed in April 2013 the police arrested the wrong man.

The Cowboys acquired the 25-year-old linebacker in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens on July 1.

Speaking on NFL Network's Inside Training Camp Live, prior to the court's decision, former general manager Charley Casserly blasted the first-round pick and the Cowboys' trade.

"I would never have taken this guy with the No. 8 pick in the draft," Casserly said. "I think this guy is not good enough. I don't think he's physical enough. I don't think his instincts are good. I don't think he can cover. I don't think he can play. I think to me, it was a trade that is a waste of a time.

"Hey, let me say this, I'm going to go see him (at camp) in 10 days, and I hope he's not there to waste my time."

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