Suspended Irving says on Instagram he quits NFL

Suspended Irving says on Instagram he quits NFL

On March 1, Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving was indefinitely suspended by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Irving continues on to give more reasons and advocates for marijuana use for NFL players by pointing to other leagues and careers. This wouldn't be as big of a news story if it wasn't the first time he tested positive-he started his last 2 seasons with a 4-game suspension due to the same violation.

"These guys prescribe me Xanax bars, ambient, and painkillers, some of us, like myself have been smoking weed since 12", he posted to social media last August. I know they're talking about a suspension and all this other nonsense. "I stand up for what I believe in", Irving said.

This latest suspension is Irving's third in four years.


On Wednesday, Irving commented on Instagram about the prospect of the National Football League changing its marijuana policy, according to Patrik Walker of 247 Sports.

"Don't get me wrong, I love football". However, I don't love the NFL.

The NFL is not football, you need to understand that. How many National Basketball Association players do you see get in trouble about this?

"It's amusing, you know, some people: 'Oh, you're addicted to weed, you're addicted to this and that, '" he said.


Irving's comments sparked a larger debate in regards to the rights of the players, and the substances they are allowed to consume.

According to ESPN, Irving said his issue was squarely with the league, not the sport. I'm living with it. "I get to see around the office how that f--s your head up and I feel it".

"If I'm going to be addicted to something I'd rather it was marijuana, which is medical". I'm not playing for free. "After players get tested on April 20th, they are free to go on and smoke all the weed they want without effect, so long as they don't do something stupid like say that they smoke weed, or post of photo online of them lighting up, or get busted by the police with weed on their person".

"They try to make me seem like the bad guy", Irving said. "How many UFC players get in trouble?" How many baseball players getting in trouble?


However, with many states still not allowing the use of marijuana, it seems the National Football League is obligated to enforce rules against the use of it.

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