Rolando McClain surprised everybody on Wednesday when he decided to retire from football. The announcement confused many, as it came with no explanation. But on Thursday McClain answered those questions in a statement he released. The primary reason from stepping away? Trying to get his life back in order. So, that’s commendable.
Here’s the entire statement, per Vic Tafur:
“Clearly, my decision to retire has raised some questions. Quite simply, I love football, but I have decided at this time it is in my best interest to focus on getting my personal life together. Beyond that, I am not sure what the future holds for me, including football. This was entirely my decision and the Ravens have been very supportive during this process. I am very grateful for the opportunity they gave me and wish them the best of luck in the future. God willing, maybe I’ll play for them one day.”