Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested on Tuesday for his not putting his signature on a traffic ticket.
Cited for driving a vehicle with tinted windows in Decatur, Al., McClain chose to sign the ticket with a swear word instead of his name.
The officer who pulled Rolando McClain over reportedly asked him to reconsider signing the ticket with his name, but McClain refused.
He told the officer, "You know who I am," but reports indicate that the tint on the windows prevented police from recognizing him.
Lt. John Crouch told the Decatur Daily, "The tint was so dark that he immediately recognized that it was darker than what’s allowed by law. He couldn’t tell anything about the driver — couldn’t tell if it was male or female."
Because McClain refused sign his name on the document, he was arrested.
This isn't the first time the Raiders' linebacker was arrested. In May 2012, McClain was convicted on charges he assaulted a former friend. Sentenced to six months in jail, the case was dismissed on appeal after the alleged victim dropped all charges.
McClain talked to reporters about the arrest. When asked if he thinks he is being targeted by law enforcement in Alabama, he replied, "Yes. You said it. I answered it."
He went on to say that he needs the windows tinted due to a medical condition, producing a letter from a doctor that states he has "photosensitivity" and needs to have "maximum ultraviolet radiation protection to include window tinting.”
Rolando McClain was released on $1,000 bail.