Owings Mills, MD (Sports Network) - Linebacker Rolando McClain has decided to
call it a career after just three seasons in the NFL.
McClain signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens on April 12, but
his off-field problems continued when he arrested on a disorderly conduct
charge 10 days later.
"Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL," Ravens general
manager Ozzie Newsome said. "We have placed him on the reserve/retired list."
The 23-year-old was released by Oakland on April 5 following a disappointing
and turbulent three-year tenure with the Raiders, who selected the ex-Alabama
star with the eighth overall selection of the 2010 draft. McClain was
suspended for two games late last season after clashing with head coach Dennis
Allen, then was declared an inactive for Oakland's final three contests.
McClain did start nine of the 11 games he played in during 2012 and recorded
62 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. He set career bests with five
sacks and 99 stops while making 14 starts the previous year.
In 41 career games with the Raiders, McClain had 246 tackles, 6 1/2 sacks and
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