Rolando McClain Reportedly Facing Failed Third Drug Test

According to NFL Insider, Ian Rapoport, Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker Rolando McClain has failed a third drug test and would forfeit four game checks. McClain has appealed, but this is just the latest setback for the troubled linebacker.

The former first round selection by the Oakland Raiders out of Alabama has retired from the NFL twice. The Cowboys acquired McClain via a trade from the Baltimore Ravens after starting middle linebacker Sean Lee tore his ACL in training camp.mcclain

The 25 year old McClain was a candidate for comeback player of the year in 2014 McClain after starting twelve games starter and finishing second on the team with 81 tackles. He also had one forced fumble and two interceptions as he helped rejuvenate a Cowboys defense coming off its worst since ever in 2013.

Since January, McClain suffered concussions in the Cowboys’ playoff games against Detroit and Green Bay. His Alabama home burned down and last week it was deemed an act of arson.

McClain is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent next month and may have made it an easy decision for the Cowboys not to pursue him. If McClain were to fail a fourth drug test, he would face a four game suspension under the NFL’s new substance abuse policy. Should the Cowboys resign McClain to a cap friendly, incentive laden contract or let him go altogether?

This is such a letdown for fans who cheered his comeback last season. He has played only two seasons in his four year career, but proved last year he can still make an impact at the NFL level.

I’d like to see McClain be given a contract with little guaranteed money unless he meets requirements set down by Cowboys’ management. Otherwise, be gone my friend.

The Cowboys need players who are dependable. What are your thoughts?

And that’s…as I see it!

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