A Tribute To Rolando McClain's Brief, Brilliant NFL CareerJack Dickey5/15/13 3:18pmFiled to: rolando mcclaintributenfloakland raidersbaltimore ravenscrimenewsalabama crimson tide362EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink23-year-old Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain retired from the NFL today, general manager Ozzie Newsome announced. But McClain will not be known as a Raven. He signed there just a little more than a month ago. He will instead be remembered as one of the Raideriest Raiders that ever Raidered.AdvertisementThe Raiders picked McClain—a Crimson Tide standout who decided to forgo his senior year—eighth overall in the 2010 draft, right between Joe Haden and C.J. Spiller. The pick, wrote Mel Kiper then, was a slight reach, but McClain would be ready to play right away. "I love his instincts," Kiper wrote.Those instincts! His first season passed without incident; he played in all but one game, racking up 73 tackles and helping Tom Cable's Raiders to an 8-8 finish. But then, a little less than a month after the final game, Rolando McClain's life back home took a strange turn. Here's the Decatur (Ala.) Daily:AdvertisementFormer University of Alabama football star Rolando McClain called Morgan County 911 to report being shot at while driving Thursday evening in Southwest Decatur, according to transcripts of the phone call and police."Someone shot at my car," he said in the 6:56 p.m. call. "Still got the bullet hole in it."During the call, McClain, 21, said the shooters were "one of the families or whatever on Eighth (Avenue)," and that they were standing outside, not in a vehicle, when they shot at him.This incident would soon become quaint by Rolando McClain standards, thanks to the pretty perp walk (above) in November 2011. McClain, police said, got in a fight with another man in Decatur. He allegedly aimed a gun at his counterpart's head, then—upon being begged not to shoot—pointed it another direction and fired. When police came to arrest him, he made that face. (Our readers later made fine Photoshops from it.) He had eight tackles in a game against Miami three days later.