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Rolando McClain Retires From NFL

Posted May 15, 2013

Amidst off-field trouble, LB Rolando McClain is leaving football at 23 years old.


Rolando McClain’s turbulent NFL career is coming to an end at the age of 23, and just about a month after getting a second chance in Baltimore.

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.”

McClain signed a one-year contract with the Ravens on April 12, but was arrested just 10 days later in his hometown of Decatur, Ala. It was the latest in a string of off-field problems for McClain since entering the league in 2009 as the eighth-overall pick.

McClain has been arrested three times in a little over 16 months.

He was arrested in December of 2011 and charged with third-degree assault, among others. In January, he was arrested after an officer pulled him over for a window tint violation. He reportedly pleaded guilty to that charge on May 6 and charges of providing false information were dropped, according to The Baltimore Sun.

McClain is due in court on July 9 for his most recent charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in his hometown of Decatur, Ala.

McClain finishes his three-year NFL career with 274 tackles (195 solo), 6.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and 23 passes defensed in 41 career games with Oakland.

His retirement won't cost the Ravens anything, as his one-year contract worth a reported $700,000 included no guaranteed money. But it does leave Baltimore with one less inside linebacker.

After signing McClain, the Ravens selected Arthur Brown in the second round of the NFL draft. That leaves Brown and Jameel McClain as the likely starters, with Josh Bynes and Albert McClellan as the top challengers.

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