A year-long suspension has been added on top of a 10-game suspension for Rolando McClain.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for a year by the NFL after missing a drug test, according to multiple reports. The former Alabama linebacker is currently serving a 10-game suspension.
Players suspended for a year or longer do not have a high success rate of returning. McClain will be out until at least November 2017 before he’s eligible to apply for reinstatement.
McClain was serving a 10-game suspension for testing positive for opiates. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones already has said McClain would not be back with the team when his suspension was scheduled to end Monday.
McClain has had a troubled NFL career. He was a first-team All-American at Alabama and the No. 8 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. McClain played for the Raiders until 2013, when he signed with the Ravens, only to retire shortly after at the age of 23. He’s been with the Cowboys since 2014.