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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 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 in 38 of the 41 games he appeared in, racking up 175 tackles and 6.5 sacks. Along with his poor performance, McClain found trouble off-the-field. Last year, he was arrested for shooting a gun by a man’s ear. This past January, he was arrested for providing a false name and writing ‘f*ck y’all’ on a ticket he received for illegal window tint on his vehicle. The Raiders released him shortly thereafter The Ravens attempted to give him another shot, but found himself in trouble with the law once again when he was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Would Ravens Welcome Rolando McClain If He Comes Back From Retirement?

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: 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...

Rolando McClain Retires From NFL At Just 23 Years Old

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....

Rolando McClain could make a comeback

According to, 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...

A breathing mug shot, Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Rolando McClain became a human being worth rooting for today

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...

Rolando McClain explains his decision to retire

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: ...

Baltimore Ravens Rolando McClain Retires… Or Does He?

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...

Trouble Plauged Rolando McClain Retires

McClain's Mugshot from 2011 Arrest ((ht: 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...

Ravens ILB Rolando McClain Retires From The NFL

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...

Rolando McClain retires from the NFL

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...

Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL

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...

Ravens LB Rolando McClain Retires From NFL

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 LB Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL, GM Ozzie Newsome announces. | — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 15, 2013 The Ravens placed the inside linebacker and former first-round pick...

David Garrard and Rolando McClain Call it a Career For Totally Different Reasons

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...

Ravens' Rolando McClain announces retirement

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 – of the news yesterday...

Ravens' Rolando McClain retires at age 23

Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Rolando McClain has decided to retire from the NFL at the age of 23, general manager Ozzie Newsome announced Wednesday. “Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the 
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