If there's a time you don't want to be pinched on a drug test, it's probably when you're about ready to be a Top 10 NFL Draft pick.
Top prospect Randy Gregory tells @KimJonesSports he failed a drug test at combine in revealing interview http://t.co/oitQiuVaCi— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) March 26, 2015
The Nebraska Cornhuskers Defensive End, who is set to become a top Draft pick here in a few weeks, also had another revelation to make about failing a drug test...
Randy Gregory tells @KimJonesSports he tested positive for marijuana twice while at Nebraska. Failed a drug test at the NFL Combine.— Dan Hoppen (@danhoppen) March 26, 2015
From the piece...
Gregory said he first smoked marijuana after graduating from Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Ind., and before enrolling at Arizona Western Community College in 2011. He had failed to qualify academically at Purdue, which represented a considerable disappointment to him, and Gregory said he turned to marijuana to cope with the anxiety.
He sat out the 2012 season with a broken leg but was still pursued by major colleges. In 2013 he transferred to Nebraska, where he officially tested positive for marijuana twice, in January 2014 and April 2014. (Gregory said Nebraska officials told him he would be kicked off the team if he were to fail a third test.)
Gregory said he has not smoked marijuana since December, but because his THC levels were so elevated, the drug remained in his system at the combine. Thus, the positive test.
"I was worse at Nebraska than I've ever been at any other time of my life," Gregory said. "But I know how I am now. I think if teams really look at how I am now more so than the past, they'll see I'm making strides to get better, as a person and as a player."
Asked if anyone at Nebraska bears any responsibility for his situation, Gregory said no. "Their job isn't to focus on (whether) these kids are smoking. Their job is to coach us. We should be able to take it upon ourselves and to have enough character to not do it. At the time, I did not. I really didn't. ...
"At the end of the day, it was my fault. I was being selfish. I was being stubborn. I felt like I could do things my way and it would work. And it didn't work."
Best case scenario here, Gregory admits that he has an issue with it and he can address it, and most teams won't have an issue going forward.
Worst case scenario is that RG will lose draft spots and possibly fall out of the Top 10, getting value for the team that drafts him but ultimately costing him a significant amount of money in things like a signing bonus and such.
Justin Houston had similar problems to Randy Gregory.... Was a 1st round prospect but dropped to 3rd for weed issues. #Chiefs #Huskers— Nick Gregath (@NickESPN1480) March 26, 2015
Dammit Randy.— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) March 26, 2015
Guess we know why Bo Pelini went on an anti-weed tangent a while back huh?