Dallas Cowboys star David Irving has quit the NFL over their policy on marijuana and sent this messa
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Dallas Cowboys' 25-year-old defensive tackle, David Irving, has decided to quit the NFL over their policy on marijuana and sent this message to Jerry Jones in case they never speak again...


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Irving tells TMZ Sports he consulted with his father -- a military veteran -- before making his decision. David feels strongly he should be able to medicate using marijuana instead of opioids, which he considers addictive and dangerous.
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I was a no weed guy until opioid addiction hit home with my wife and her chronic pain. Weed works, and her being off the opioids is a godsend. I've really had to open my mind to the weed issue.
Reply15 days
He must be getting the good chit from Grandma...
Reply15 days
Let’s be honest, at some point some guys get tired of the physical punishment and want to quit the game. Skills be damned, some of you know it was jr high for yourself and you told your buddies you were quitting for some “heroic” reason
Reply15 days
Didn't Ricky Williams take a permanent sabbatical to focus on traveling to smoke the world's best weed? How'd that work out for him? And RW was actually making BANK...
Reply15 days
Drug addict chooses drugs rather than to play in the NFL. Sad.
Reply15 days
My job won't let me smoke weed either.... but Im not gonna quit. $$$>weed
Reply15 days
Does your job require you to put your body through the same physical pains? He can legally get opioids if he just wanted to be a drug addict.
15 days
Cowboys star?
Reply15 days
Weed makes you realize that money is not the most important thing in life. Sometimes smoking weed is. It gives you perspective.
Reply16 days
He will regret it when he's 45 and his brain still works
Reply16 days
35 year old David Irving will want to kick 25 year old David Irving in the nuts
Reply16 days
No, he won't regret this in his 40s, when he is forced to take on a regular job. Nope, not at all.
Reply16 days
He actually comes across as a pretty smart guy. Will definitely be trading in luxury for the way he wants to live. Props to him
Reply16 days
Why can’t everybody understand that marijuana should be THE priority in our lives today. What’s wrong with you....
Reply16 days
I think some OT posters actually believe this.
15 days
He should check into a rehab center for body/ mind/soul. Then hire a good life skills coach. Re-enter the NFL and create a new legacy.
Reply16 days
Going to miss those catchy Ben Abbott commercials with him in it
Reply16 days
Oh my...those things are amazingly bad. Good thing he knows an attorney...he is going to need one before long.
14 days
No regratz
Reply16 days
I didn't learn anything from that. Is he trying to be a martyr in order to raise awareness for some cause? Scared of becoming addicted to opioids? This is almost as weird as Ricky Williams.
Reply16 days
Where this goes??!? Your unemployed retard
Reply16 days
*You're *where does
16 days
Calls someone a retard and can't spell or speak correctly
16 days
What a loser.
Reply16 days
he's not totally wrong. Opioids are terrible drugs. Marijuanna if used correctly has far less long term side effects
Reply16 days
100% agree. But at the end of the day, he walked away from a six (possibly seven) figure income to smoke weed. No amount of “he has a point” can overshadow that.
16 days
And another point to make is the self medicating is the result of the pain from injuries sustained playing a violent contact sport.
15 days
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