Just when it looked like Rolando McClain had cleaned up his act and Raiders fans were thinking "Why couldn't he have done that with the Raiders?", he shows he is still pretty much the same old Ro'. Thursday it was announced the former 8th overall pick and current Dallas Cowboys linebacker will be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.
Shortly after his suspension was announced, the NFLPA put out a statement on his behalf.
"I apologize to my family, the Cowboys organization, my teammates, and Cowboys fans for my mistake," McClain said in the statement. "I will not break the rules of my profession in the future, and I regret my error. I look forward to returning to the field on week 5, when I hope to help my team beat the Patriots."
It's a statement that sounds a lot like something your 5th grade teacher would make you write out 50 times on the chalkboard.
McClain became a free agent this offseason after a resurgent season with the Cowboys. He received little to no interest from across the league as teams were leery he had fully turned his life around. He re-signed with the Cowboys where they aren't quite as picky about that whole character thing (see: Hardy, Greg).