Player Quits NFL, Makes His Point About Pot

Player Quits NFL, Makes His Point About Pot

"If I'm going to be addicted to something, I'd rather it be marijuana, which is medical", Irving said.

Irving announced his surprise departure in dramatic fashion.

Dallas Cowboys' David Irving was suspended last week by the National Football League for violating its substance-abuse policy for the third time in three years.

Every instance the Cowboys discussed Irving this offseason, they've indicated they were done with the talented but issue-filled pass rusher.

Should the National Football League continue to test for marijuana? Irving's video isn't the first example of this and certainly won't be the last.

One of the NFL's more controversial players, Irving revealed his decision to quit the Cowboys in an Instagram Live video during which he appeared to be smoking marijuana - a substance which despite being legal in several U.S. states, is still subject to significant disciplinary penalties within the league.

It was just earlier this week that Irving indicated through social media that he will not return to the NFL until the league changed its marijuana policy.

"So like I said, it ain't about smoking weed", Irving said in the meandering 17-minute video. "What you all see us do, the game and s--, that's, what, 20 percent of all the real s-- we're doing".

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The policy says that most National Football League players "need to get tested once a year". "You will have four hours to provide a specimen after you are contacted by the collector just like when you are state side".

Irving may have a point, but right now, cannabis is still illegal at the federal level, and is a banned substance in the NFL.

Walter Musgrove, a Dallas attorney, also represents pro athletes as an agent. "I'm outta there. I'm not doing this s-- no more".

Irving has had enough of the NFL's rules.

Here are a few different clips from the 25-year-old's Instagram Live announcement, which includes talking about football and the NFL's drug policy - how it compares to the likes of the NBA, MLB and UFC - Colin Kaepernick, and smoking weed, among several other things.

Daniel Wallach is a sports law attorney.

National Football League has one of the strictest drug testing policies in the United States, if not the strictest. He says he uses it to deal with pain rather than opiates, believing it's much better for you. They won't wait until the end.

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