Aug. 17, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders linebacker (55) Rolando McClain against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Rolando McClain to walk away from football again, reports

After bombing his workout with the Baltimore Ravens and being activated by the team regardless it appears that former Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain still doesn’t want to be a professional football player after all and will walk away from the game that gave him the opportunity at millions after becoming a superstar in college with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

ESPN’s Seth Wickersham, who wrote an ESPN Magazine piece on McClain in 2013 reported this morning that he received text messages that indicated that McClain would once again be stepping away from the game due to personal reasons documented in Wickersham’s column that removed him from the NFL in the first place before getting his second chance.

 

It is unfortunate to see a promising career like McClain’s fall apart due to personal issues in his life becoming too great to balance both football and his life outside of the game. After all, McClain is losing the chance at millions of dollars after already burning bridges in Oakland. There is more to life than football however and it is hard to call out or criticize someone stepping away from sports in an attempt to better their personal life if they feel necessary. McClain’s NFL career could be potentially over, but it appears that the young man has no desire to continue life as a football player.

 

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