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McClain Must Learn From Mistake

Rolando McClain

It wasn't like it was a clip or a face-mask or a horse-collar, one of those tactics that can cause injury. It certainly wasn't a sucker punch, like LeGarrette Blount of Oregon used after the game against Boise State. It wasn't even the sort of thing that has as its purpose a career-ending cripple, the cowardly, despicable chop block.

That doesn't make right what Alabama middle linebacker Rolando McClain did against Virginia Tech. From a "personal foul" perspective, it was one of the least foul imaginable, a shoulder punch of a Tech player. The two were obviously having one of those common football post-play episodes: words and a little extra shoving. But Rolando McClain, the junior defensive captain for the Virginia Tech...

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