Ian Wright: I Smoked Weed Since I was 17, Reveals Former Arsenal Striker

Article by Jack Austin, Independent

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Former Arsenal and Crystal Palace forward Ian Wright has admitted he was a regular marijuana smoker during the start of his football career.

Wright joined the Gunners in 1991 and became their record goalscorer, scoring 185 goals for the club, before Thierry Henry broke his record.

The football pundit also played 33 times for England, scoring nine goals, but revealed his use of the drug nearly cost him his career.

The 52-year-old said he used marijuana during his time at Crystal Palace, having been around most of his life but insisted he was never addicted and quit when he was 21 – five years before he signed for Arsenal.

“I’d been smoking weed since I was about 17,” Wright said in his column in The Sun.

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