Ravens LB McClain abruptly retires

Baltimore, MD (WOIO) - Rolando McClain's days in Baltimore didn't last long. The 23-year-old former Oakland Raider signed a contract with the Ravens on April 12 as the hopeful replacement for Ravens legend Ray Lewis, but on Wednesday morning, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome announced that McClain plans on retiring.

The Raiders drafted McClain in first round of the 2010 draft. As the eighth overall pick, he recorded 274 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 41 games. Along with that short but successful run came controversy. In 2011, McClain was charged in a shooting, a charge later reduced to an assault charge and eventually dropped. He was also arrested for lying about his identity when pulled over for having his windows tinted too dark. McClain awaits a July 9 court date for that offense.

With his legal troubles still at hand and the recent announcement from Newsome, it appears McClain's days in the NFL are over.

Copyright 2013 WOIO All rights reserved.