The Dallas Cowboys arrived in Oxnard for training camp on Tuesday, but before anything got going completely there was a bit of news that trickled out.
David Irving, suspended for the first four games of the season, won’t face any discipline for an alleged domestic violence case surrounding him earlier this offseason. He also won’t be at training camp with the Cowboys initially. His absence is excused.
As noted, Irving’s suspension isn’t related to domestic violence. It’s the result of violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. His excused tardiness is apparently related to him being at a rehab facility.
Two sources tell @NBCDFWSports @BlueStarBlog that DT David Irving will miss the start of training camp because he’s at a rehab facility. Irving has been suspened for the first 4 games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. @1033fmESPN— Jean-Jacques Taylor (@JJT_Journalist) July 25, 2018
The Cowboys are already going to have to figure out a short-term plan for Irving’s absence seeing as they’ll be without his services for the season’s first quarter. It’s the second consecutive season that Irving is suspended for four games, so they’ve unfortunately done this before.
David Irving has made headlines this offseason for a lot of things, including accusations that were later recanted. Hopefully all is as well as can be with him at this point in time.