Former NFL linebacker Rolando McClain told Seth Wickersham of ESPN.com that he retired from the NFL to get his mind right.
He told Wickersham one thing that was very alarming.
“I was feeling like Aaron Hernandez or something,” McClain says in an extensive piece in ESPN The Magazine. “Like I just wanted to kill somebody.”
After being arrested for a third time, McClain realized that he needed to make some drastic changes to his life or else he ended up “locked in a cage like an animal.”
“For real. That had to be the only outcome,” McClain added. “I was just mad. I just wanted to fight people.”
It’s great to hear that McClain is getting his mind right. It would be great to see him back on the football field down the road.