Cowboys Rolando McClain With Pick-6 Off Ryan Tannehill (Video)

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The Cowboys defense is picking up the slack for a rusty Tony Romo, this time middle linebacker Rolando McClain snatched a Ryan Tannehill pass out the air, returning it for a touchdown.

McClain could have walked in.

Rolando McClain Has Charges from 2013 Arrest Dismissed

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Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was convicted on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in Decatur, Alabama last year, but appealed to have another trial in state court.

McClain is all in the clear now after having those charges dismissed.

Court records show prosecutors asked a judge Monday to end the case against the 25-year-old Dallas Cowboys linebacker.
McClain was arrested in April 2013 when Decatur police were trying to clear a crowd that had gathered for a softball game. He allegedly cursed at officers and pulled away as they tried to arrest him.
McClain was convicted on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in city court last year and appealed to state court for another trial.
The case was set for trial May 18 when prosecutors asked the court to dismiss the charges. No reason is given in court documents.

McClain re-signed in Dallas after a strong return to the NFL.

Cowboys LB Rolando McClain Visiting the Patriots Today

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The Dallas Cowboys may be preparing to lose one of their most important contributors to the defensive turnaround in 2014. Dallas Star Telegram Cowboys beat-reporter, Clarence Hill is reporting that Rolando McClain is in New England today visiting the Patriots. There has been a clear difference on agreement for fair compensation for 2015 between McClain’s camp and the Cowboys. There must be some concern on the Cowboys part on McClain’s durability issues from 2014 and also on-going issues in his personal life that detract from football. Those reason coupled with Dallas expecting the return of Pro-Bowl LB Sean Lee and the emergence of Anthony Hitchens has given Jerry Jones some cause for concern regarding opening up his checkbook to McClain.

 

Rolando McClain Facing 4-Game Fine For Violating Substance Policy

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Cowboys linebacker and free agent to be — Rolando McClain — is facing a four game fine for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

According to Schefter it’s only a fine after the third fail. A fourth failure gets him a four game suspension.

Arson Caused Fire That Destroyed Rolando McClain’s Home

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Authorities in Decatur, Alabama have deemed the fire that destroyed Rolando McClain’s $1.5 million mansion — as arson according to reports.

Ed Paulk — the Alabama State fire marshall — released a statement Friday about his department’s ruling, although no arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

The release read, in part, that the fire that gutted McClain’s home was determined to be “intentionally set.”

The fire burned McClain’s six-bedroom home to the ground on December 22, and authorities initially termed the fire “suspicious.” An investigation is ongoing, but no suspects have been identified.

Cops Investigating if Rolando McClain’s House Fire Was Arson

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Rolando McClain 1.5 million dollar vacant house went up in flames and now fire marshals and detectives are conducting an investigation that is leading to the cause of the fire. Anytime a million dollar house goes up in flames arson is always on top of the list.

Some witnesses reported a car speeding away from the six bedrooms, five bathroom brick house as it went up in flames which probed investigators to dig a little deeper into the crime scene

A witness reported seeing a car speeding away from the exclusive neighborhood where a suspicious fire gutted a mansion owned by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Lt. Andy Norris said the vehicle could be a clue in the fire, which occurred Monday night, but investigators had yet to determine whether the blaze was accidental or purposely set.

County detectives and investigators from the state fire marshal’s office were on the scene of the fire, which destroyed a six-bedroom, five-bath brick house that was listed for sale on real estate websites at $1.5 million.

A crime dog will be used to determine whether something was used as an accelerant to start the fire, Norris said.

“Anytime you have a vacant house go up, particularly one of that value, you have to consider it suspicious,” he said. “Every house in that neighborhood is probably over $1 million.”

A spokesman for the Cowboys declined comment on the fire, and McClain was not immediately available for comment. The player tweeted about the fire, however: “It can’t be gone…”

McClain, a 25-year-old native of Decatur, Alabama, listed the house as his home address in a court document filed in September accusing his ex-wife of failing to give him adequate visitation time with their 3½-year-old daughter.e real! To (sic) much of my ‘history’ in that house for it to be gone…”

Rolando McClain is having a solid comeback year with the Dallas Cowboys and a house fire with possible arson is a heavy problem to deal with. Good thing no one lives in the home and no one was hurt.

H/T AL.Com

Cowboys Want To Sign Rolando McClain To Long-Term Deal

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Rolando McClain seems to repaired his life off the field, and has regained his love for the game on the field as well.  McClain’s inspired play is likely to land him a nice pay day during the offseason.

According to 105.3 The Fan via ESPN, the Cowboys would like to keep McClain in the fold for a long time.   Stephen Jones believes McClain is deserving of a long-term deal.

 “We want to keep good football players that do the right thing on and off the field,” Jones said Monday on 105.3 Dallas, via ESPN. “Everything we see so far from Rolando is he’s one of those guys. I certainly see a situation where we’re going to be trying to sign him to a long-term contract and keep him here with the Dallas Cowboys. He’s certainly made a difference. He goes about his business the way we want to see them go about their business.

“I think he’d be a great complement in there with Sean Lee in terms of the way Sean plays the game. It may be a situation where if he were the Mike and Sean moved over and played some Will for us, it may help Sean in terms of the wear and tear on his body. There’s a lot of thoughts there. We’re more focused on what’s going on here right now, but he falls in that same category as DeMarco (Murray). I know he’s somebody that we’d like to keep around here.”

At 26, a focused McClain would be in the midst of his prime and one of the better mike linebackers in football.  McClain could command somewhere between the $3 and $5 million per year, but he’ll likely have to earn the bulk of that because of his unreliable past.

 

Rolando McClain to Start at MLB For Cowboys

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Been quite a journey for McClain.

High draft pick of the Raiders, multiple run-ins with the law, picked up by Ravens, a couple of retirements and now the starting middle linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys.

McClain will line up in the middle according to PFT with Bruce Carter and Justin Durant flanking him. The Cowboys defense was historically bad last season, so they took a gamble on McClain and at least for now it is paying off.