Given a choice between his NFL career and marijuana, it seems Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving is emphatically choosing the latter.
The 25-year-old announced his decision in apt fashion on Thursday, blasting the NFL and defending his weed consumption ... while apparently smoking weed.Cowboys DL David Irving’s NFL career literally goes up in smoke
Weeks before becoming an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NFL career, Irving was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for a third violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. The Iowa State product had been suspended for the first four games of both the 2017 and 2018 season for previous violations.
“I’m in the NFL because I’m great at what I do,” Irving said in a previous Instagram post. “I’m not in the NFL because I’m an Eagle Scout, or the perfect model citizen.
Not knowing what his next NFL team will be or when it will be, Irving decided to instead go on Instagram Live and tell fans he’s done with the league.
As much as the media is trying to make it a thing about Irving choosing weed over the NFL, it almost highlights a bigger problem in the NFL and that's players popping pain pills like candy and getting loaded up with pain shots every game.
Some of these guys don't want to be chucking down pain pills like an addict every week, which is absolutely fine by NFL standards.
They'd rather use marijuana.
I don't see why it's such a big deal.