Just last week the Baltimore Ravens activated troubled linebacker Rolando McClain off the reserve-retired list, but the former first-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders out of Alabama has already decided to retire once again.
According to Seth Wickersham of ESPN.com, McClain sent a text saying, “I gotta follow my heart. It ain’t football. If football made me complete I would play. But whenever I think of it my heart pulls me away from whatever reason. … This means I’m done.”
McClain, who was drafted eighth overall by the Raiders in the 2010 NFL Draft, has been arrested several times during his football career with the last time being a year ago when he was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
McClain hasn’t played since 2012 and now that he’s decided to walk away from the game once again at only 24 years of age, you have to figure that the Ravens will be the last team to give him a shot. It’s a sad story as McClain had a ton of potential coming out of college.