Randy Gregory Cowboys DE Suspended Indefinitely for Drug Violation

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GregoryThe National Football League (NFL) announced on Feb. 26, 2019 that Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s terms of his conditional reinstatement regarding substance abuse.

Gregory was picked in 2015 as a second-round draft pick for the Cowboys has been suspended four times.

On Feb. 26 Calvin Watkins of The Athletic tweeted that as part of Gregory’s conditional reinstatement he was drug tested ten times a month and he failed a test during the offseason.

Gregory had issues with drugs before joining the Cowboys. In 2015 at the Scouting Combine, he was caught with marijuana. In 2016 he failed two drug tests and was suspended for the first offense four games and the second for ten games. After the second suspension, Gregory entered a drug treatment facility.

In 2017, Gregory missed a scheduled drug test and was suspended for the playoffs and the entire following season.

Daniel Moskowitz, Gregory’s attorney, told USA Today that the goal remains to get Gregory back in uniform on the field as soon as possible. It is about more than a football game, and everybody’s personal confidence in Gregory has not wavered. Moskowitz then said that the public should respect the family as this was a private matter and thanked the Cowboys for their support.

Written by Barbara Sobel

Sources:

TMZ Sports: RANDY SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY Substance Abuse Violation
Dallas News: Cowboys DE Randy suspended indefinitely for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy
NFL.com: Cowboys DE Randy Gregory suspended indefinitely

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