Wednesday, March 10, 2010
McClain reveals he has Crohn's disease
By Chris Low
Former Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain had a shortened workout for NFL scouts Wednesday during the Crimson Tide's pro day.
McClain said he ran in the 4.6 range in the 40-yard dash, but the biggest news to come out of the workout was McClain's revelation that he has battled Crohn's disease since he was a freshman in high school. McClain said he takes four or five pills a day to help him manage the disease, which is a chronic inflammation of the intestines.
McClain also said that he's dealt with a hamstring injury since the Tennessee game last season. He hopes to run the 40-yard dash again and get his time down.
Former Alabama nose guard Terrence Cody weighed in at 349 pounds Tuesday. That's after weighing 370 at the Senior Bowl, which no doubt hurt his stock. Cody wants to be down to 340 pounds by the draft.