This should surprise no one. Once you deal in illegal substances, it's only a matter of degree.
Like the old Hollywood parable from many years ago: A wealthy and powerful man was attending a party. Also in attendance was a gorgeous but struggling up and coming young starlet. The man offered her $1 million to sleep with him. The young starlet, knowing the man could open doors for her in the industry and desperate for money, agreed. Then the man asked if she would sleep with him for $100. She responded, "Of course not, what kind of girl do you think I am?!?!" The man smiled and responded, "We've already established that, my dear. We are now merely negotiating the price."
Mennisco wrote: "Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye He waited his whole damn life to take that flight And as the plane crashed down he thought "Well isn't this nice..." And isn't it ironic... don't you think"
I would venture that overcoming a lifetime of aviophobia, only to have the plane crash, easily satisfies the Oxfordian definition of constituting a state of affairs perversely contrary to what one expects.
You found the one example of irony in the entire mislabeled song. Bravo.
Dying in a plane crash when you're afraid of flying isn't ironic.
I got a surprise that took a moment to unravel. I went down to the bottom of the first page to see if there was material from today that I had not yet read. I started reading the posts from May 16, which continued for a ways and was confusing given the current context. I finally realized that it was May 16, 2007 (not 2008).
In light of his later activities, it is not very surprising that Montgomery was going the PEDs route.
In light of his usage of PEDs, it is not too surprising that he is in the troubles that he has gotten himself into.
Words of advice from Montgomery to his brother (story):
Eddie Montgomery knows full well his brother's spectre will follow him to Canada, but prefers to think of the good his sibling taught him over the years -- such as training faithfully -- and wants to do what he can to repair his family's name.
"We all make mistakes. Like I told him, 'You made the bed you have to sleep in.' And he told me, 'You're right.' But one thing he said he sees in me is how I work towards my dreams and my goals," he said. "He said one thing he didn't have that I have was leadership. He said he wishes he'd been more of a leader instead of a follower, and the dedication I have to my goals is admirable to him.
"Now it's on me. He gave me all the tools he could for me to achieve all my goals. I can take that and use it or be like other people, followers. He wants me to be a leader, so that's what I'm gonna be -- a leader."
Cambridge, Merriam-Webster, and Oxford define a particular meaning of irony:
irony (WRONG RESULT) noun a situation in which something which was intended to have a particular result has the opposite or a very different result: The irony (of it) is that the new tax system will burden those it was intended to help.