Rain hampering probe of fire at NFL player's home

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Posted: Dec 24, 2014 12:23 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Rainy weather is slowing down investigators probing a fire that burned the Alabama mansion of Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain.

Investigators were back at the scene of the fire at Lake Tuscaloosa on Wednesday, but a spokesman says rain is making the search for clues more difficult.

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal's Office are trying to determine what caused a fire that gutted McClain's home north of Tuscaloosa.

The house was on the market with a price of $1.5 million when it burned.

Authorities say a witness reported seeing a speeding car leaving the area around the time the blaze began Monday night. A sheriff's spokesman says suspicions were also raised because the house was high-priced and vacant.

McClain lived there during the offseason.