Though Baltimore Ravens LB Albert McClellan has positioned himself for a starting spot with his performance in training camp, he is dealing with an off-field incident stemming from an arrest in late June.
McClellan was arrested and charged with battery and simple assault with threat or intent to do violence on June 30 in his hometown of Lakeland, Fla., according to court documents. Both charges are misdemeanors.
The Ravens are aware of the situation.
The alleged victim is a former girlfriend of McClellan's, and she has signed a waiver not to prosecute. Though a Sept. 27 court date is scheduled, McClellan's attorney, David Kaylor, believes the outcome will work out in McClellan's favor.
"We're optimistic this case will be resolved favorably and we will respect the state attorney's office as the process sorts out," Kaylor said in a phone interview.
It's unlikely McClellan will face discipline due to the NFL's code of conduct policy if charges are dropped.
McClellan, entering his third NFL season, moved to outside linebacker from inside linebacker this offseason. He's started in Baltimore's first three preseason games and is vying to start in place of Terrell Suggs, who's beginning 2012 on the PUP list with an Achilles injury.
McClellan began his career in Baltimore on the practice squad after going undrafted in 2010. He made the 53-man roster in 2011 and started in place of Ray Lewis against San Francisco on Thanksgiving.
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