A breathing mug shot, the 23-year-old McClain “wants to focus solely on getting himself together before continuing his football career.”
Five days after getting clipped by the Oakland Raiders, the 6-foot-4, 260 pound McClain signed with Baltimore on April 10.
Like clockwork, the former Alabama star was removed from the streets less than two weeks later on April 21 and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
An outstanding franchise, the Ravens shrewdly placed McClain on the reserve/retired list.
Meaning, provided the troubled soul finds peace, McClain will return to “Charm City” after getting mental and emotional help.
Badly abused as a child and raised in poverty, the native Alabaman hasn’t had an easy existence.
In the opening of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
Despite becoming a millionaire with Oakland in July 2010, McClain likely hasn’t “had the advantages that you’ve had.”
“Focus(ing) solely on getting himself together before continuing his football career,” Rolando McClain somehow managed to become a human being worth rooting for this afternoon.by