Randy Gregory might have played his last snap for the Dallas Cowboys and more concerning is the fact that he may never put his cleats back on to compete in the NFL again. He recently failed another drug test according to TMZ and is facing an even longer suspension.
The promising defensive ends was one of the stand-out prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft, but ended up falling to the Cowboys because of character concerns. This latest infraction looks like yet another bump in the road for the talented player.
Gregory was already serving a full year suspension for the rest of 2017 for another botched test and could be out even longer after this latest news. People inside the organisation have to be concerned with his ability to get himself on the right track at this point.
Per TMZ: “TMZ Sports spoke with multiple people with direct knowledge of the situation who confirmed Randy was tested on Feb. 21 and was informed on March 2 that his specimen came up positive for weed.
“We’re told Gregory has since blown off the NFL officials who tried to discuss the situation with him and people connected to Gregory tell us it appears his NFL career might be over.”
That would be tough for the young man and Dallas as both have something to lose in this situation. His current suspension is the latest in a long line of troubles with the league offices for the 25-year-old player.
One of the only avenues to a reduced sentence would be a change to the substance abuse policy, but that seems unlikely as the current Collective Bargaining Agreement is scheduled to run through the 2020 season.
Jerry Jones has made pitches to other owners to eliminate that part of the policy and has been a vocal supporter of his players. Roger Goodell recently had his say on the matter and said that the drug was addictive and a harmful substance.
It would be hard to see him change his mind on either of those stances anytime soon. So, Dallas and Gregory will have to wait for the official word to come down from the league. Chances are that word won’t be released until later this year.
This has become a sad story for a young man who struggles with Bi-polar Disorder and has not found a way to effectively cope with that situation. Hopefully he can get the help he needs and possibly return to the gridiron someday.News Now - Sport News