Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving announced on Instagram late Thursday that he's leaving the NFL, saying he's prepared to "quit" football unless it loosens its stance on marijuana to match policies of other professional sports leagues.
"Pass the blunt, bro," a smiling Irving said into the camera while holding a sizable joint. "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."
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.
"So like I said, it ain't about smoking weed," Irving said in the meandering, 17-minute video. "How many NBA players you see getting in trouble about this? How many coaches you see get in trouble about this? How many baseball players get in trouble? How many UFC players getting in trouble? How many actors? Not many, but you do see us football players."