June 30, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain suspended for 10 games
Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for 10 games for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy. He was suspended last season, too. McClain was signed to a one-year, $5 million deal. He's due a $1.25 million base salary. He received a $750,000 signing bonus.
McClain is a former consensus All-American and Butkus Award winner from Alabama.
He was drafted eighth overall in the first round in 2010 by the Oakland Raiders.
He retired twice already.
He was traded to Dallas by the Ravens in 2014.
He had 108 tackles in 2014.
He had 97 tackles last season with two sacks and nine tackles for losses with one interception. Meanwhile, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence's four-game suspension has been upheld with his appeal denied.
Lawrence led the Cowboys with eight sacks last season. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL
Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.