The Cowboys sure love their grass. A few weeks ago, Cowboys DE Randy Gregory was suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy for the 4th time since 2015. A few days after Gregory's suspension, the NFL announced David Irving (who was a Cowboys in 2018 but scheduled to become a free agent) was also suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy for the 3rd time in his career.
With Irving about to hit Free Agency, there wasn't going to be many suitors who would want to sign him and be okay with his suspension lasting indefinitely. So Irving took matters into his own hands last night, as he announced his retirement from the NFL while smoking the drug that got him initially banned.
It's funny to think about a player not being able to resist temptations and just lay off marijuana for a few years while playing football and making millions of dollars he can then use on marijuana, but Irving does bring up a valid point about the drug being a better solution than the opioids the NFL prescribes for pain - former Eagles OL Todd Herremans is a big advocate for medical marijuana for pro athletes.
Irving made a total of $3.6 Million in his four-year NFL career. He better be able to drag that money out as long as he can, because if he runs out he'll need another job to afford his smoking habits. Although, maybe in the coming years the NFL will fix its policy and he could end up back in the league.