Ravens LB Rolando McClain retires at age 23


Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Rolando McClain has decided to retire from the NFL at the age of 23, general manager Ozzie Newsome announced Wednesday.

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

McClain signed a one-year deal with the Ravens on April 12, he was arrested 10 days later in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The latest arrest was the third for the former first-round pick by the Oakland Raiders.

In December 2011, McClain was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, among others.  In January, he was arrested for a window tint violation.

McClain is due in court on July 9 for the disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges.

The Ravens selected Arthur Brown in the second round of the NFL Draft.  Brown and Jameel McClain will likely start, with Josh Bynes and Albert McClellan

McClain finishes his NFL career with 275 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and 23 passes defensed in 41 career games with Oakland.

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