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Rolando McClain surprised everybody on Wednesday when he decided to retire from football. The announcement confused many, as it came with no explanation. But on Thursday McClain answered those questions in a statement he released. The primary reason from stepping away? Trying to get his life back in order. So, that’s commendable.
Here’s the entire statement, per Vic Tafur:
“Clearly, my decision to retire has raised some questions. Quite simply, I love football, but I have decided at this time it is in my best interest to focus on getting my personal life together. Beyond that, I am not sure what the future holds for me, including football. This was entirely my decision and the Ravens have been very supportive during this process. I am very grateful for the opportunity they gave me and wish them the best of luck in the future. God willing, maybe I’ll play for them one day.”
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He was trying for a fresh start with the Baltimore Ravens, but former 1st round pick Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL at the age of 23, according to BaltimoreRavens.com. The former Butkus Award-winner never lived up to the high expectations that came with him after leaving Alabama and being selected as the eighth-overall pick in 2010. While with the Raiders, McClain started...
Linebacker Rolando McClain made the best decision of his life—retiring from the NFL. Why? Well, to get the circumstances in his life in order before being kicked out of the league. Photo Credit: Raiders.com At the age of 23, McClain informed the reigning Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens Wednesday that he was retiring from the game of football. No one knows the reason behind...
According to ProFootballTalk.com, it sounds like Rolando McClain’s decision to retire is a way for him to clean up his life and possibly return to the NFL at some point if he’s successful at staying out of trouble for an extended period of time.
One source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the decision to retire was made solely by McClain, with no influence from...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Linebacker Rolando McClain has told the Baltimore Ravens that he’s retiring from the NFL.
The 23-year-old McClain played three seasons with the Oakland Raiders before signing a one-year contract with Baltimore as a free agent on April 12.
“Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Wednesday....
In a mature and wise decision, Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Rolando McClain retired from the NFL on Wednesday. A breathing mug shot, the 23-year-old McClain “wants to focus solely on getting himself together before continuing his football career.” Five days after getting clipped by the Oakland Raiders, the 6-foot-4, 260 pound McClain signed with Baltimore on April 10. Like...
The Baltimore Ravens have announced that 24-year-old inside line backer Rolando McClain has decided to retire. The former 8th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft has been marred by personal issues in his short career and most likely decided to save face rather than being cut. Hopefully this is the slap in the face that McClain needs to get his life together and possibly rejoin the...
McClain's Mugshot from 2011 Arrest
This is certainly a unique way to part ways with a team after getting in trouble.
Rolando McClain, 23-years old. 3 seasons and 2 arrests into his NFL career has decided to hang up his cleats and retire from the Baltimore Ravens.
McClain never played for the Ravens, who picked him up after being cut by the Oakland...
The Baltimore Ravens announced on Wednesday that ILB Rolando McClain will retire from the NFL.
“Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL,” stated Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome. “We have placed him on the Reserve/Retired list.”
McClain, 23, signed a one-year deal with the Ravens back in April, but was arrested within 10 days of signing that contract. McClain...
After being cut by the Oakland Raiders this off-season and signing with the Baltimore Ravens, Rolando McClain has decided to retire from the NFL (Credit: AP Photo)
Since being drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2010, Rolando McClain’s NFL career has been marked by off-the-field issues. Over the last three years, McClain has been arrested five times, with the latest arrest coming...
The Baltimore Ravens have announced that linebacker Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL.
The Ravens placed the inside linebacker and former first-round pick on the reserve/retired list Wednesday afternoon, General Manager Ozzie Newsome announced.
“Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL,” Newsome stated. “We have placed him on the Reserve/Retired list...
In what can be described as a shocking announcement, Baltimore Ravens newly signed linebacker Rolando McClain has announced that he is retiring from the NFL according to Ravens.com.
LB Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL, GM Ozzie Newsome announces. | bit.ly/17vgaXp
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 15, 2013
The Ravens placed the inside linebacker and former first-round pick...
Wednesday saw two players call a end to their careers, New York Jets quarterback David Garrard and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain. While the end of their respective careers had to share the headlines, the reason for the end could not be more different.
For the 35-year old Garrard the decision is pretty understandable. His knee--the same one that hastened his end...
Earlier this offseason, it appeared
that former top draft pick Rolando McClain would get a new start with the
Baltimore Ravens. After another run in with the law, McClain has elected to cut
that short, as the Ravens announced yesterday that the 23-year-old is calling
it a career.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome
informed reporters – including NFL.com – of the news yesterday...
Former Raider first round bust calls it a career at 23 years old
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