Another NFL has been suspended for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. This time it’s Rolando McClain of the Dallas Cowboys.
McClain was handed a 10 game suspension to be served at the beginning of this upcoming season.
He missed the first four games of last season for violating the same policy.
Since He has had some off the field
struggles, he may have to repay the Cowboy his $750,00 signing bonus. But, if they release him, he would not have to repay them.
It is another chapter in a tumultuous career for McClain, who was the eighth pick of the 2010 draft by the Oakland Raiders. He was released after the 2012 season in which he was deactivated for the final five games. He retired twice, including after a stint of about one month with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013.
The Cowboys acquired McClain in a trade from the Ravens on July 1, 2014. Before that, he had retired twice.
In 11 games in 2015, he has 97 tackles, two sacks, nine tackles for loss, 10 pressures, one interception and three pass breakups. During The offseason prior to 2015 he had knee surgery.
He signed a third one-year deal with the Cowboys in March. He has missed organized team activities this offseason as he tended to family issues in Alabama.
McClain will be eligible to return to the Cowboys’ active roster on Nov. 21.