A defensive lineman who has been in the NFL for several years announced that he is through with the league. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that David Irving of the Dallas Cowboys made the announcement late Thursday on Instagram.
Irving appeared in a rambling 17-minute video in which he blasted the NFL’s drug policy — specifically its strict stance on marijuana. The video was later posted to YouTube — you can watch it below.
The Post reports that Irving can be seen in the video “holding a sizable joint.” The report quotes him saying: “Pass the blunt, bro. … Weed … you’re addicted to this, and that. I mean, s–t, if I’m going to be addicted to something, I’d rather it be marijuana, which is medical. It’s medicine; I do not consider it a drug, rather than the Xanax bars or the hydros or the Seroquel and all that crazy s–t that they feed you.”
The report notes that Irving, 25, wants the NFL to loosen its marijuana policy to more closely match those of other professional sports leagues.
“Irving, who was suspended indefinitely by the NFL last week for violating the league’s drug policy, then appeared to smoke on the video as he ignited a lighter off-camera,” the Post adds.
Here’s Irving’s video as it was posted to YouTube …