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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Rolando McClain quits football, ends comeback attempt

Rolando McClain

Rolando McClain’s football comeback is pretty much dead on arrival.

The Baltimore Ravens signed the troubled linebacker last year after the Oakland Raiders released him following multiple arrests/off-field incidents. The Ravens placed him on the reserve-retired list, and he did not play last season.

Baltimore activated McClain last week, and the former first-round pick had a workout with the team, but it did not go well.

McClain reportedly showed up late for the workout and then failed his conditioning test. He was supposed to show up Monday for the first day of the team’s offseason workouts, but he decided to call it a career instead.

“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 said over text message to ESPN’s Seth Wickersham.

McClain also sent the following tweets, which shows where his head is:

He may not be playing football, but as long as he’s staying out of trouble, that’s definitely progress.


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