Randy Gregory, the former Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive end, drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, is in more trouble with the National Football League.
Gregory, who was already serving a 4-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse program, got hit with an additional 10 game suspension. The news came today with the drop of his appeal by the NFL Players Association who had been backing him against the second suspension.
Gregory originally had a 10-game suspension dropped to 4 by the NFL this past summer. Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager, stated that both Gregory and the NFLPA withdrew the second appeal, due to Gregory being in violation of the NFL’s substance abuse program. Jones made these statements today on his radio show on 105.3 “The Fan” in DFW.
Gregory missed all of training camp this summer while he was in rehab for a drug issue. No one knows if Gregory failed a test or simply missed one, which is treated the same as a failed test in the program.
The absolute earliest Gregory could return is Week 16, when the Cowboys host the Detroit Lions the day after Christmas.