Skip to main content

Former Alabama Star Says He's Checking Himself Into A Mental Health Facility After A Scary Set Of Tweets

Le'Ron McClain back when he played for Alabama.

COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 17: Le'Ron McClain #33 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs with the ball against the South Carolina Gamecocks on September 17, 2005 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

A retired football player and former Alabama standout took to Twitter this weekend to blast the NFL Players Association for not giving him proper medical help. On Friday night, Le'Ron McClain posted a series of tweets discussing his battle with mental health.

This isn't the first time that McClain went on social media to unleash a rant against the NFL. However, the tone of his message has changed.

Back in August, the former Crimson Tide fullback said his head is "messed up." Now, McClain is saying that he's going to check himself into a mental health facility.

Prior to announcing his plans about checking into a mental health facility, McClain criticized the NFL for not having his back. He went as far as to say the league has made him feel helpless.

Here a few of McClain's tweets that he posted this weekend:

This is obviously a concerning matter for McClain.

McClain, 34, was a fourth-round pick out of Alabama in 2007. He played for the Ravens from 2007-10, the Chiefs in 2011 and the Chargers from 2012-13.

The former Alabama standout was a two-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro in Baltimore. McClain totaled 1,310 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns and had 557 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

Hopefully the former fullback can get the help he needs.