Currently suspended Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle David Irving announced via social media Thursday that he is quitting the NFL.
Irving, 25, made the announcement as he filmed himself in a video on Instagram Live.
“Basically, guys, I quit,” Irving said. "I don't want to talk about a suspension and all this other nonsense. I'm outta there. I'm not doing this s--- no more."
The move came less than a week after he was suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. It was Irving’s third suspension in three years.
Irving specified that his problem is with the league, rather than the sport.
"Everyone questions my commitment to football, but let's get it straight, here and now," he said. "I love football ... I wouldn't be here without it. Don't get me wrong, I love football. However, I don't love the NFL. The NFL is not football, you need to understand that. What you all see us do, the game and s---, that's, what, 20 percent of all the real s--- we're doing."
Irving appeared to be smoking marijuana during the video and spoke about how he disagreed with the NFL's policy on the substance.