The NFL announced that Cowboys ILB Rolando McClain has been suspended four games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
McClain released a statement regarding his four-game suspension:
“I apologize to my family, the Cowboys organization, my teammates and Cowboys fans for my mistake. I will not break the rules of my profession in the future, and I regret my error. I look forward to returning to the field on week 5, when I hope to help my team beat the Patriots.”
Previous reports had said that McClain was facing a four-game fine for violating substance abuse policy, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise.
McClain, 25, came over in a trade with the Ravens and was much more productive than anyone expected him to be.
Dallas elected to re-sign him to a one-year contract worth $3 million back in April. However, he is by no means guaranteed a roster spot this summer.
Over the course of 14 games, McClain has recorded 81 tackles, an interceptions, a forced fumble, and two interceptions. Pro Foobtall Focus has him rated as the No. 7 inside linebacker in the league last season.