Report News: Travis Kelce doesn’t forget Cowboys’ snub: he was dropped for smoking marijuana…

Report News: Travis Kelce doesn't forget Cowboys' snub: he was dropped for smoking marijuana...


The Dollars cowboys decision to pass on drafting Travis Kelce in 2013 due to concerns about his past resonates as a missed opportunity, as revealed in a recent episode of the podcast co-hosted by Travis and his brother Jason. Travis recounted how the Cowboys opted for other picks, Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams, over him, citing his absence from the 2010 season at the University of Cincinnati due to disciplinary issues related to marijuana use.


Report News: Travis Kelce doesn't forget Cowboys' snub: he was dropped for smoking marijuana...

Despite the setback, Travis shared that the Cowboys were forthright about their reservations, leading to a candid discussion between the team and the player.

“At the Combine, I had some bad interviews,” Travis recalled.

“The Cowboys, they were kind of pressing me about having this red flag of missing a year.

“I don’t know if I was having a bad morning, I basically was just, I don’t even know if I want to say this.

“It ended really fast. I basically just said, ‘If you guys think I’m gonna be that kind of guy or you’re questioning if I’m still that person after everything that I’ve battled through to get to where I am now, from missing a season, then you guys probably go somewhere else and pick somebody else.”

Yet, Travis has since forged an illustrious career with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he was selected in the third round, 63rd overall, in the same draft.

Under the mentorship of head coach Andy Reid, who had prior experience coaching Jason with the Philadelphia Eagles, Travis has flourished, contributing significantly to the Chiefs’ success. With three Super Bowl titles, seven All-Pro selections, and numerous records to his name, including most career postseason catches and most receiving yards by a tight end in a single season, Travis has cemented his legacy as one of the league’s premier talents.