Last week, Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice admitted that he used Stickum during his playing days, a substance that was banned by the NFL in 1981 but that, according to Rice, “all players” used in that era--the argument being that, since everyone did it, the playing field remained equal.
Cowboys legend Michael Irvin disagrees with Rice’s assessment, and says he never used any illegal adhesive on his gloves.
Further, he doesn’t want to be asked about it anymore.
“I love Jerry Rice, but that’s what everybody says. ‘Oh, everybody did it.’ That’s the oldest defense in the world,” Irvin told Evan Roberts of WFAN in New York this week. “I didn’t use Stickum. I never used Stickum, didn’t need Stickum, didn’t believe in Stickum. I wouldn’t do it. Troy (Aikman) would go off on me if I put Stickum on his footballs. You see what I’m saying? Stop asking me this junk. I didn’t feel like I should answer it. I have not answered one (tweet) on it.”
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