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Rolando McClain arrested in Alabama

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Linebacker Rolando McClain was suspended indefinitely by the NFL last December and his latest offseason development isn’t going to help him find his way back into the NFL.

McClain was arrested in Hartselle, Alabama on Friday and, per the Decatur Daily, charged with marijuana possession, carrying a firearm without a permit and a misdemeanor equipment violation. The last charge led to the other two as McClain was pulled over for having illegally tinted windows and police officers smelled marijuana coming from the car.

McClain re-signed with the Cowboys last year, but was suspended for the first 10 games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The indefinite suspension that followed was also for violating that policy. McClain has also had several previous run-ins with the law in and around Decatur, where he attended high school.

McClain won’t be eligible to apply for reinstatement for some time, but neither his history nor this arrest provide much reason to believe we’ll be seeing him on an NFL field again.

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56 Responses to “Rolando McClain arrested in Alabama”
  1. philvil41 says: May 12, 2017 4:35 PM

    What a gigantic LOSER

  2. bears1818 says: May 12, 2017 4:40 PM

    Some people just never learn. Many of us would’ve loved to have had the opportunity that he’s had in the NFL.

  3. bassplucker says: May 12, 2017 4:42 PM

    Dead or in jail before 30.

  4. kneedragr says: May 12, 2017 4:42 PM

    I dont always drive with illegally tinted windows but when I do I make sure to pack a gun and smoke weed, said the worlds most intelligent man NEVER.

  5. selliott504 says: May 12, 2017 4:46 PM

    Good career potential up in smoke….

  6. toybkshr says: May 12, 2017 4:47 PM

    That’s a shocker!!

  7. purplekoolaid1 says: May 12, 2017 4:47 PM

    This guy just can’t seem to stay away from his “hood”. And when he’s there, he usually gets into trouble.

    What an absolute waste of HOF talent. The talent was always there. The brains and motivation to play the game, not so much.

  8. letojgo says: May 12, 2017 4:48 PM

    flash forward 3 years and these will be kaepernick’s headlines…

  9. trollaikman8 says: May 12, 2017 4:50 PM

    Gigantic is right. He’s probably 280lbs right now.

  10. thepunkyqb says: May 12, 2017 4:52 PM

    “carrying a firearm without a permit”

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before concerning NFL Players…smh

  11. chawk12thman says: May 12, 2017 4:53 PM

    Another player who just can’t seem to understand how his own behavior has cost him big time. By the time it sinks in, he will have sunk. Agree with most that his NFL career is likely over.

  12. bobthebillsfan says: May 12, 2017 4:54 PM

    Been nice knowing ya.

  13. drunkraider says: May 12, 2017 5:00 PM

    Slowlondo is done

  14. mmack66 says: May 12, 2017 5:02 PM

    Future Raider.

  15. runningoutofboundsisforgringos says: May 12, 2017 5:02 PM


  16. jsuch2 says: May 12, 2017 5:05 PM

    What? No open container?

  17. borbinski says: May 12, 2017 5:06 PM

    yep really was not much even when he was in NFL. sorry i would not draft mobile AL boys

  18. waynefontesismyfather says: May 12, 2017 5:07 PM

    Where is the rest of the story? Anytime a weed bust occurs I expect to read LeVeon Bell was in the passenger seat.

  19. canetic says: May 12, 2017 5:10 PM

    Better start working on his obituary. Just in case.

  20. cardinealsfan20 says: May 12, 2017 5:11 PM

    Some people are obviously unaware that “illegally tinted windows” has replaced the phantom taillight being out as the #1 alleged reason for a traffic stop. Lots of towns and counties are getting rich from this “violation”.

  21. patriottony says: May 12, 2017 5:15 PM

    It amazes me that AA, athletes super tint their windows..spinner rims, and chain license plates so the PO PO won’t know I’m a minority, and pull me over, find my stash and illegal gun… “how the hell did they know?”

  22. tonebones says: May 12, 2017 5:15 PM

    This guy’s tape wasn’t even that good at Alabama. Forget the off-field stuff.

  23. abninf says: May 12, 2017 5:18 PM

    kneedragr says:

    I dont always drive with illegally tinted windows but when I do I make sure to pack a gun and smoke weed, said the worlds most intelligent man NEVER.

    No one ever said that potheads are the brightest bulbs in the room.

  24. MichaelEdits says: May 12, 2017 5:18 PM

    So what’s the problem? I’ve never seen a Cowboy without a gun.

  25. ctiggs says: May 12, 2017 5:21 PM

    I remember getting pulled over for “illegal” tint as I was coming back from a funeral. I Told the cop that he even suggested I should become a trooper………he still gave me a ticket

  26. 24hoursinaday24beersinacase says: May 12, 2017 5:23 PM

    I dont always drive with illegally tinted windows but when I do I make sure to pack a gun and smoke weed, said the worlds most intelligent man NEVER.

    EXACTLY RIGHT!!!! Why cant these guys wait till after their NFL career is over to smoke out? They have a very small window to make serious money, unbelievable!!

  27. thermalito says: May 12, 2017 5:34 PM

    Must be another one of those “oppressed” minorities. Has to be white people’s fault somehow

  28. badmoonrison says: May 12, 2017 5:44 PM

    He and Krapper would make a great drive-thru team at McDonalds.

  29. jchemengr says: May 12, 2017 5:52 PM

    I’m not sure how much the Cowboys have paid him, but he has obviously decided he has enough.

  30. iteabaggedurwife says: May 12, 2017 5:58 PM

    I once had a “misdemeanor equipment violation” after a night of drinking.

  31. mrcmos says: May 12, 2017 6:01 PM


    Does the word finished come to mind?

    He will never see the field again.

  32. packmangamble says: May 12, 2017 6:05 PM

    And this is news???

  33. medialovesthecowboys says: May 12, 2017 6:41 PM

    This guy when motivated, is a beast.

  34. jag1959 says: May 12, 2017 6:42 PM

    Train wrecks refer to each other as Rolando McClains.

    Bye Felicia

  35. casualmalexlfan says: May 12, 2017 6:44 PM

    I think this is the second time he’s gotten pulled over for a window tint violation. Last time he tried to tell the cops he was sensitive to light lol.

  36. nyneal says: May 12, 2017 6:45 PM

    The sad part is, potheads will defend or make excuses for him.

  37. corky2141 says: May 12, 2017 7:00 PM

    “and a misdemeanor equipment violation.”

    At first glance, I thought he failed a cup check… then realized he had the same auto body shop ‘pimp’ his ride as Josh Huff, Matt Elam, Leon Orr, & Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

    The auto body business & police are making a killing off of these idiots & their ‘ridez’.

  38. nfliferfan22 says: May 12, 2017 7:04 PM

    How many more times does this loser have to be arrested to JUST GO AWAY? Besides the fact he has done nothing in the NFL GO AWAY STOP TALKING ABOUT HIM LOSER PFT!

  39. boknowsvt says: May 12, 2017 7:07 PM

    This guy, Jeff Sessions…just goes to show that other than Snake Stabler, nothing good comes out of Alabama.

  40. brady2gronktd says: May 12, 2017 7:09 PM

    Some people only learn the hard way

  41. mrcmos says: May 12, 2017 7:27 PM

    I think he needs to get “Lucyied” (Brockmire)

    You have to watch this show!!! IFC on Wednesday’s

  42. immafubared says: May 12, 2017 7:37 PM

    Is this guy Denny McClains brother from the Tigers years ago? LOL

  43. dirt2013 says: May 12, 2017 7:38 PM

    So you are saying he has learned something ?

  44. r8dernation says: May 12, 2017 7:49 PM

    Atta boy! Keep earning that street cred.

  45. raiderfanwithclass says: May 12, 2017 7:55 PM

    mmack66 says:
    May 12, 2017 5:02 PM
    Future Raider.
    He was a Raider and we cut him when we were already awful. Nice try though.

  46. gmen5280 says: May 12, 2017 8:02 PM

    Well there goes the theory that POT doesn’t lower you IQ with repeated usage. Or like McClain and Gregory would say, ” It don’t make me stupider”.

  47. tylawspick6 says: May 12, 2017 8:14 PM

    what a buffoon

  48. jimmyhaffa says: May 12, 2017 8:23 PM

    You don’t get addicted to pot. Fact. Tell it to this idiot who keeps doing it and ruining his career over it.

  49. silentbenstrikesback says: May 12, 2017 8:26 PM

    You can’t go home again, I mean, get out of that speed trap waiting to happen backwater and don’t be dumb enough to fall victim to that.

    Over tinted windows? Yes, license to shoot guy! You’re lucky to be alive after that encounter!

  50. cowpiesnotcowboys says: May 12, 2017 8:28 PM

    Cowboy is as Cowboy does.

  51. nomoreseasontix says: May 12, 2017 8:32 PM

    The funny thing about this story is that it neglects to mention that he was never very good in the NFL. He was a bust with the Raiders, had tiny flashes in Dallas, and now here he is. Ready for reinstatement.
    The guy should have never been in the NFL.

  52. nudderfacelessgenius says: May 12, 2017 8:32 PM

    “cardinealsfan20 says:
    May 12, 2017 5:11 PM
    Some people are obviously unaware that “illegally tinted windows” has replaced the phantom taillight being out as the #1 alleged reason for a traffic stop. Lots of towns and counties are getting rich from this “violation”.”
    Silly isn’t it. Especially when cruising around at night, possibly under the influence. No need to have clear vision on all sides…right? Really what could go wrong?

  53. kst2074 says: May 12, 2017 8:33 PM

    Dallas keeps signing these guys. Im not a Cowboys fan but they need to sign better character guys like the REDSKINS do HTTR

  54. therealtrenches says: May 12, 2017 8:35 PM

    Things were too quiet around the Cowboy complex. Someone had to do *something* for things to get back to business as usual, so McClain went and got arrested. Took one for the team, you might even say.

  55. r502 says: May 12, 2017 10:42 PM

    Jerry would like to see gun laws concerning players changed.

  56. stucats says: May 13, 2017 6:48 PM

    between him, Randy Gregory and Al-dumb Smith, i can’t believe these 3 very talented player’s have all but pissed away their NFL careers, very sad indeed!

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