Former Alabama star Rolando McClain has been suspended 10 games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, according to ESPN’s Adam Shefter.
The Dallas Cowboys linebacker played for the Crimson Tide from 2007-09, collecting 274 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks and five interceptions.
This is the second time that McClain has broken the league’s substance abuse policy, as he was suspended the first four games of the 2015 season for the same infraction.
He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the No. 8 overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft after winning SEC Defensive Player of the Year and earning unanimous All-American honors during the 2009 season. He played a huge role in Alabama’s 2009 BCS National Championship while accumulating 105 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions on the year.
McClain won the Butkus Award that same year, which is given to the nation’s top linebacker. He was named First-Team All-SEC in his sophomore and junior seasons before forgoing his senior season.
In five NFL seasons, McClain has amassed 407 tackles and 9.5 sacks. He collected 80 tackles in 11 games last year.