Rolando McClain, the former Raiders linebacker who was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, informed the Baltimore Ravens that he's retiring at age 23.
"Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said. "We have placed him on the Reserve/Retired list."
McClain, who was a major disappointment on and off the field for Oakland, was released by the Raiders on April 5 but signed a one-year contract with the Ravens a week later. But 10 days later, McClain's string of off-field troubles continued when he was arrested in his hometown of Decatur, Ala. on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
In 41 games with Oakland McClain had 274 tackles, 6½ sacks and one interception. In his final season, he was suspended for two games for conduct detrimental to the team.