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Despite retirement, McClain not done yet?

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06:54 AM ET 05.17 | On Thursday, Rolando McClain told the world about a desire to clean up his personal life before thinking about playing football again. McClain released a statement to PFT and other media outlets on Thursday explaining why he told the Ravens he was retiring. ... The Ravens placed McClain on the Reserve/Retired list, so they will hold onto his rights while the linebacker takes care of his personal life. Should he resolve the legal cases still pending against him and avoid any further additions to his rap sheet, it seems like a pretty good bet that the 23-year-old will turn back to the game he says he loves at some point in the future.

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Rolando McClain, US Presswire Rolando McClain, US Presswire
May 17, 2013  08:09 AM ET

He turned around, saw the bridge burning, and now he's shooting at it with a water gun.

May 17, 2013  08:11 AM ET

Avoiding further additions to his rap sheet has been a hugh challange for him. If the Ravens stay involved I can see this working out well for all involved BUT if he's all on his own I don't see this ending well for McClain!

May 17, 2013  08:14 AM ET

The trick, as I said when he signed with the Ravens, is to stay the hell away from Decatur.

Sometimes, you can't go home again. In his case, that seems to be very true.

May 17, 2013  08:26 AM ET

NFL careers are not that long that you can take a couple of years off and return where you left off

May 17, 2013  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The trick, as I said when he signed with the Ravens, is to stay the hell away from Decatur.Sometimes, you can't go home again. In his case, that seems to be very true.

The even bigger problem is he couldn't stay out of trouble when he had a job. Now he doesn't even have a job to take up some of his time.

Stay out of Decatur.

May 17, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Where else is he going to earn a paycheck?

May 17, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The trick, as I said when he signed with the Ravens, is to stay the hell away from Decatur.

Sometimes, you can't go home again. In his case, that seems to be very true.

As proven with Tyron Smith... sometimes home is the worst possible place to be.

May 17, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Where else is he going to earn a paycheck?

He's retiring. Social Security, right?

May 17, 2013  10:23 AM ET

Some people might claim he retired a couple years ago.

May 17, 2013  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Some people might claim he retired a couple years ago.

That's the thing. He has two big obstacles in front of him. One-His personal issues. Two-He really did not show that much as an NFL player. don't know why that gets better in a year or two.

May 17, 2013  11:49 AM ET

Should return around the time they release OJ...

May 17, 2013  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Should return around the time they release OJ...

They should never release OJ.

 
May 18, 2013  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

They should never release OJ.

Never, EVER!

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