Ravens LB Rolando McClain Has Decided To Retire Once Again

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.

  • steeltown

    The number of ill-advised draft picks by the Raiders in recent yrs is staggering

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I have a friend who is a Raiders fan and I just feel bad for him. I told him as long as the ownership remains the same you cannot expect different results.

  • Labrat0116

    The Raiders never put any emphasis on a player’s character, just physical attributes and measurables. This is the end result.

  • BUM!

  • Sure won’t look at this year, over the hill gang!

  • cencalsteeler

    I wouldn’t feel too bad for him. I’m out here in Cali and they sure do hang their hat on the fact that they continuously beat us.

  • Paddy

    Dave he’s just trying to keep up with you

  • mlc43

    In other words… I like to smoke pot too much. I might unretire when my stash is all gone. 🙂

  • pittsburghjoe

    Dont forget Robert “Art” Gallery

  • pittsburghjoe

    Enough is not said regarding how lucky the Steelers are to have Haslaam leave before the puck hit the fan.

  • shawn

    It REALLY IS AMAZING …. they are just sooo bad … u couldn’t even try to be that bad … unfortunately a once proud organisation is the epitome of how not to operate a team !

  • shawn

    lol well sadly they do …. what is up with that !