I’ll admit I was all for the Ravens signing Rolando McClain. Yes he had a troubled past, but I’m all about second chances.
McClain is only 23 so you could chalk some of it up to immaturity. The thuggish behavior is concerning, but I’m not looking for someone to go to the movies with, I am looking for a football player.
I naively thought if you get him to a well run organization he could turn over a new leaf. It’s possible he won’t even get the chance, and frankly, I don’t think he deserves it. McClain was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest Sunday night in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama.
McClain had said recently that he knows he gets into trouble when he goes home. He was aware he needs to stay away. Well that lasted what, a week? While this is only potentially a misdemeanor, McClain shows a lack of common sense and self control that has to worry those at The Castle. At best this is a bad sign of things to come.
The Ravens gave him a second chance and he wasn’t smart enough to take advantage. I would have already said goodbye and I expect Ozzie Newsome to show him the door shortly.
The juice is no longer worth the squeeze.