No one was home and no was was injured in the fire. Investigators are trying to determine if the fire was deliberately set after a witness said they saw a car speeding away from the neighborhood where the home is located, according to ESPN.com.
Authorities said the fire started at the home, located on four acres of land on Lake Tuscaloosa in Alabama, around 6 p.m. The 7,500-square foot home was listed as for sale and had an asking price of $1.5 million, according to the report.
McClain played for Alabama from 2007 to 2009 and was part of the school's 2009 national championship team. He was selected with the eighth pick in the 2010 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders.
He played three seasons with the Raiders but did not play in the 2013 season. McClain signed with the Cowboys in July. He has 81 total tackles and two interceptions this season.
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