Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was sentenced to 18 days in jail on Friday for resisting arrest as well as disorderly conduct.
The trial happened on Friday and McClain was found guilty on both charges and sentenced to 18 days in jail. However, McClain won’t be put behind bars just yet. According to Al.com, attorneys for McClain filed an immediate appeal seeking to overturn the verdict.
If McClain’s lawyers had not filed the appeal, he would have had to report to jail by Aug. 8, according to WHNT-TV in Decatur, Alabama. Instead, McClain will be a free man until his jury trial starts. The date for that event hasn’t been set yet.
“I felt like I ran into the only person in the entire state of Alabama who would convict him on this evidence,” McClain’s attorney Harvey Steinberg said of Judge Bill Cook.
McClain is now on his way to California to join his teammates at training camp.