Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain reportedly banned for year

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain reportedly banned for year

Schefter also reported there are now doubts about McClain's National Football League future, adding, "Cowboys owner Jerry Jones already has said McClain would not be back with the team when his suspension was scheduled to end Monday".

Now he's facing another ban after reportedly missing a drug test. The first-place Cowboys host the Washington Redskins in a critical NFC East game Thursday. ESPN reported he would then have to apply for reinstatement after the missed drug test, part of tougher protocol on prior offenders or those being suspended. McClain did not show up, according to multiple reports. He was also suspended four games to start the 2015 season. He'll be a free agent after the 2017 season.

McClain tested positive for opiates earlier this year and the Morning News reports that he had struggled with addiction to codeine in "purple drank", prescription-strength cough syrup often mixed with Sprite.

The Dallas Cowboys seemingly struck gold with Rolando McClain, but never trusted him enough to commit to the linebacker long-term.

Coach Jason Garrett said when McClain missed June minicamp that he was dealing with a family matter in Alabama. He joined the Ravens, but retired at 23 before ever playing for Baltimore, paving the way for his trade to the Cowboys after sitting out the 2013 season.



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