David Irving wants credit for NFL’s marijuana study

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A few days after the NFL suspended David Irving indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the free agent defensive tackle posted a video on social media of him smoking marijuana and announcing his retirement.

So no one was happier than Irving about Monday’s announcement that the NFL and NFL Players Association formed a committee that will study marijuana as a pain-management tool.

“Honestly, I’m happy, but I feel like I need some credit, though. Really,” Irving told Jonathan Jones of SI.com. “Everyone was telling me how crazy I am and, what, two months after I make that stand they’re now openly making changes and having discussions. I love it.”

The Cowboys already had decided not to sign Irving before his suspension March 1. He made 12.5 sacks in 37 games over four years with the Cowboys.

Irving then called it quits and now says marijuana was “the only way for me to get by.”

“I’m a real human being. I have real problems,” Irving said. “I come from poverty. I have family issues. I have sole custody of my daughter. [Marijuana] helped me outside of football. The only way I could deal with football was with my medication, and they took it away from me. And you see what happened with football. They didn’t kick me off. I quit. I chose. Because it is that important to me and nobody’s going to tell me I have to take opioids over smoking marijuana.”

17 responses to “David Irving wants credit for NFL’s marijuana study

  1. David once again showing how dumb He is. Not all His failed test were pot or other “drugs of choice”. Some were straight up PEDS. But that is how stupid he is.

  2. “I come from poverty. I have family issues. I have sole custody of my daughter. [Marijuana] helped me outside of football”
    +++++++++++++++++++
    Doesn’t sound like marijuana helped you at all. Come from poverty but yet still you were buying pot?

  3. I’m an avid marijuana smoker also but if I was given the choice between that and millions I’d quit easily.
    Come on dude

  4. nobody’s going to tell me I have to take opioids over smoking marijuana.
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    Oh gimme a break. I partake periodically, but if my knees or back hurt, I take some aspirin, not a hit. If they’re really in it for the pain management, good CBD oil is what they truly need, but you never hear anyone mention that, because it doesn’t get you high.

  5. Pain management is a good public relations spin, but everyone just wants to get stoned.

  6. This guy is an addict. If you can’t deal with your past and current reality and need green to get thru it, it’s a coping mechanism, it’s not “medicinal.” This two-bit tosser just doesn’t get it, he has a problem.

  7. Any substance you use, for any reason, that you cannot put down is addictive. And addicts usually try to justify their arguments by saying that something else is worse.

    Some people medicate with marijuana, I buy that. David Irving is not one of those people.

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