The Oakland Raiders’ 2010 first-round pick and current Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain received a 10-game suspension.
Another Oakland Raiders first rounder turned Dallas Cowboys player got in trouble off the field this week.
This time, Rolando McClain caught a ten game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He also was suspended four games to start the 2015 season.
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McClain was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 draft. The Raiders let go of him in April of 2013, which lead to his retirement for a few months. McClain also caught some arrests during his time with Oakland.
Nonetheless, McClain seemed like he was turning his career around with the Cowboys. The former Alabama product started 23 games for Dallas over the past two seasons.
As a Cowboy, McClain registered 3 interceptions, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 117 tackles. His play earned him a one-year, $4 million deal this offseason.
Raiders fans will forever remember McClain for his suspension from the team for conduct detrimental to the team. You may also recall McClain’s stint as a scout team running back during his final season with the Silver and Black.
McClain’s suspension comes weeks after his Cowboy’s teammate Darren McFadden got injured trying to save his phone. Like McClain, McFadden was drafted high by the Raiders, No. 4 overall in 2008.
How ’bout them ex-Raiders on the Cowboys?