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Today In Shocking News: Max Kellerman Is Actually Right About Something

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I agree with Max Kellerman’s take here.

In case you missed it, Cowboys DT David Irving went live on IG late last night (what a night in the NFL) to announce that he’s “retiring” from the league. All while smoking a joint for the world to see. Yes, technically he’s choosing weed over getting paid millions of dollars to play football… for now. Would many people concede that life style to smoke? Probably not. I wouldn’t. But he can do whatever the fuck he wants. And he wants to medicate with marijuana.

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Never mind the fact that Irving was suspended last week for the third time. Never mind the fact that he is set to become UFA when free agency starts next week. Never mind the fact that the Cowboys weren’t going to resign him because he was barely a part of the team last year. Never mind that he’s just another player who “can’t stay off the weed.” Don’t let any of that distract you from the real story here:

This is, in fact, an NFL problem. (Damn, I feel like a broken record).

Via Irving’s IG live…

“There’s a lot of shit fucked up about the NFL. We got this opioid thing going on. I’m prescribed to all that bullshit. I think it’s bullshit that we have to have to deal with this policy… It’s one thing if everything was banned, but it’s not. Plants over pills.

We could go round and round and round on this.

Kellerman brought up tackle football as being worse than smoking weed. Sure. Not rocket science here. But how about the fact you can’t OD on marijuana? But you damn sure can OD on pain pills. Alcohol. Things the NFL not only supports, but promotes. Yet, something that “if you just so happen to set on fire, may have some effects” and makes you “happy, hungry and sleepy” (HOF standup, btw) is still slapping guys with suspensions. But a rule is a rule is a rule.

Same story, new day, new player.

For the millionth time, something needs to be done. The current CBA is set to expire in 2020 which I’m sure is circled on a LOT of calendars. Even though its a little bit away, Florio reported that Goodell is ready to make “major concessions” in this area in the new CBA.

I’ll believe it when I see it.

If the league doesn’t do something to relax the weed policies, it would be the dumbest thing they’ve ever done. And as we know, they’ve done a LOT of dumb things. I mean hell who knows what the actual laws of society will be regarding weed will be by the end of 2020. Not sure if you guys have heard, but it’s a legal drug in parts of the country.

What I feel like goes missing in this argument a lot – like both David Irving and Coley said last night – the other leagues have done a really good job of making weed a non-issue. Why? Because it’s a non-issue. You don’t hear about NBA, NHL or LB players missing games for failing drug tests because of weed for a reason.

But naturally, the NFL is far behind. And David Irving is NOT here for it.

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“I love football, don’t get me wrong. However, I don’t love the NFL.” –  David Irving

Preach.

And good for making a great point one time for us, Max. You were due.