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Rolando McClain retires

Discussion in 'Other NFL' started by Not So Fast, May 15, 2013.

  1. Not So Fast

    Not So Fast Well-Known Member

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-s...clain-announces-retirement-nfl-171815468.html

    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain has informed the team of his intentions to retire, GM Ozzie Newsome announced in a statement released by the team.

    “Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL," Newsome said. "We have placed him on the Reserve/Retired list."


    The Ravens signed the 23-year-old McClain to a one-year, $700,000 contract that included up to $400,000 in playing-time incentives on April 12. McClain was arrested in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest just ten days into his stint with the defending Super Bowl champions.


    McClain is due in court on July 9 on those charges.


    McClain entered the NFL as the No. 8 overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders, who signed the University of Alabama standout to a five-year, $40.25 million rookie contract. In 41 games in his three NFL seasons with the Raiders, McClain had 246 tackles, 6.5 sacks and recorded one interception. McClain's most impressive season came in 2011 when he posted five sacks and a career-high 14 passes defensed as a 14-game starter, but off-field issues would quickly derail his career.


    McClain was arrested in Decatur, Alabama in January of 2011 after allegedly pointing a gun at another man and firing it next to his head. McClain was convicted and sentenced to 180 days in jail, but charges were dropped upon appeal when the victim would not cooperate with the criminal case against McClain. In January of 2013, McClain was again arrested in Decatur, Alabama after giving a false name to police during a traffic stop.


    In between those arrests, McClain had a run-in during the 2012 regular season with first-year Raiders head coach Dennis Allen that resulted in a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. McClain was a healthy scratch following his reinstatement and the team granted his agent, Pat Dye, permission to find a trade partner. Even McClain's off-field issues voiding $3.635 million in guaranteed base salary, no team was willing to part with anything of value for McClain, who hit the NFL waiver wire and went unclaimed on April 5.
     
  2. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    Some of these guys, no matter the gifts and chances given to them, are complete morons.
     
  3. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    so from his Raider contract he actually received $23m in guarantees less the $3.6m voided? That's not bad. Course, he probably has jack **** left and is likely blaming his agent/financial advisor team for losing all his money.
     
  4. Desides

    Desides Well-Known Member

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    I predict utter silence by those who wanted to draft him.
     
  5. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

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    You can't shoot "near" people's heads In Alabama??? I'd have plead ignorance on that one.
     
  6. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    desides demands you grovel and/or always pick the perfect draftee. INFIDEL!
     
  7. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    Only in some parts of Texas and all of New Jersey...........
     
  8. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

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    You can only do that in New Jersey if you "know a guy."
     
  9. Conuficus

    Conuficus Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Thats completely untrue. You can shoot anything that breathes in Texas.

    IIRC you can legally shoot someone on your property in Texas, and I mean like no where near your house. Open container law, things like that. Texas is another place man. Great parts of the state and just some serious WTF moments.
     
  10. Conuficus

    Conuficus Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Who doesn't know a guy in that part of the U.S.?
     
  11. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    I live in texas lol You can shoot someone on your property, yes.
     
  12. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

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    In New Jersey, if you don't know a guy, you can't shoot at someone unless they are trespassing in your home, armed, dangerous, pouring themselves a cup of coffee, and carrying a written note from their mother that they intend you harm.
     
  13. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    yeah texas has stand your ground laws I believe. If you believe you are in harm or your lively hood is under threat. Yeah.
     

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