Fire that gutted NFL linebacker's Alabama house ruled arson
Feb. 13, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama fire officials say a blaze that gutted an NFL player's Tuscaloosa County home has been ruled arson.
Alabama State Fire Marshal Ed Paulk said in a release Friday that investigators have determined a late December blaze that destroyed the home of Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was set intentionally.
Details on what led investigators to that conclusion weren't immediately available. A phone message left with the state fire marshal's office wasn't immediately returned.
McClain's brick mansion was on the market for $1.5 million at the time of the fire. Authorities have said the fire at McClain's home was suspicious because the house was unoccupied and expensive. Authorities have also said a vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene.
Paulk says no arrests have been made.