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I am not big on excuses. I am not big on using religion, as a reason for your good or bad accomplishments. Sometimes you just have to man up and blame yourself.
Not Jesus, Judas, God, Devil or Tebow.
But, here is how linebacker Rolando McClain explained his multiple off the field issues, while he was with the Raiders.
“As a kid and young adult you make mistakes and I have made some,” he said. “I have tried to do good, but sometimes the devil wins.”
“When you come into some money, some people think you owe them and they want some of your money, but I tried to always stay true to who I am,” McClain said. “My wife has completely changed me. She’s made me mellow, softer. . . .
“I am who I am. I’ll have to change my surroundings. I love my friends and my city and I won’t turn my back on them. I just need to make better decisions in my life. I won’t be making as many visits to Decatur.”
I hope he is telling the truth, but changing your surroundings, doesn’t matter, if you don’t change who you are. McClain hasn’t been a kid for a very long time, he needs to grow up or there won’t be any money or fame around, for his friends to take advantage of.
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It was reported earlier today that former Raiders’ linebacker Rolando McClain cleared waivers.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, McClain has already received three offers, with two other teams also interested.
On Rolando McClain: Already has 3 offers, 2 other teams interested. Should be quick. Thanks to the head-start from his agent seeking a trade
— Ian Rapoport...
On Wednesday the Ravens announced the signing of linebacker Rolando McClain. McClain was cut lose by the Raiders recently after on and off the field issues.
The deal between the Ravens and McClain is worth $700,000 and includes incentives for playing-time.
McClain was drafted by the Raiders with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft. He has struggled in passing situations and...
Former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain is looking forward to starting over with a new NFL team soon. Right now it looks like that team will be the Ravens.
McClain recently moved to a different town in Alabama to get away from the influences that have been around him since he’s was a child.
“As a kid and young adult you make mistakes and I have made some,” he said. “I...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has cleared waivers and is now a free agent.
Former #Raiders LB Rolando McClain went unclaimed on waivers, I’m told. So, he’s a free agent.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2013
It will be interesting to see which teams end up showing interest in McClain.
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The Ravens were looking for linebackers. It just so happens a former first-round pick of the Oakland Raiders was available.
Baltimore agreed to terms with inside linebacker Rolando McClain, according to multiple reports.
McClain, 23, has been in the league for three seasons and wore out his welcome with the Raiders.
For a guy that sure hasn’t done much in the league besides get himself in trouble and let offenses burn him, former Raiders LB Rolando McClain had quite the hosting.
A few hours after he went unclaimed on waivers Monday, McClain reportedly had several teams interested and already three offers on the table.
Rolando McClain was waived by the Raiders Friday afternoon. (AP Photo)
The Baltimore Ravens are nearing a deal with former Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Former Raiders LB Rolando McClain is nearing deal with Ravens. Two sides scheduled to talk today to see if they iron out unresolved issues.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 10, 2013
Schefter reports that the Ravens are set to meet with McClain...
The Baltimore Ravens need a middle linebacker, and former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain needs a job. Sounds like a good marriage, and throw in Ozzie Newsome’s Alabama ties, and you have a possible wedding.
Adam Schefter is reporting that the Ravens are nearing a deal to sign the middle linebacker McClain.
Former Raiders LB Rolando McClain is nearing deal with Ravens. Two...