Cowboys DE Randy Gregory Suspended Indefinitely by NFL

Randy Gregory with the Dallas Cowboys in 2017
Randy Gregory with the Dallas Cowboys in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (7688716bq)

The Cowboy’ embattled pass rusher is back in trouble after yet another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

Randy Gregory, who returned to action in the 2018 season after missing the majority of the two previous seasons due to violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, is back in hot water after violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement to the league.

Gregory had a strong 2018 season in his first NFL action in a long time, playing in 14 games and recording six sacks. He was a key part of the Cowboys’ defense that qualified for the playoffs.

The pass rusher, who was drafted out of Nebraska in the second round in 2015, was reinstated conditionally to the league after meeting with comissioner Roger Goodell last summer. As part of his agreement with the league, he had to take up to 10 monthly drug tests.

Before returning to the league, Gregory had spent six months living in a ¨sober house¨and concentrating on getting his life back on track.

This news is certainly disappointing for the Cowboys who trusted in Gregory to continue on a good path after his several problems in his first years with the team.

Gregory cannot work out with the team during the offseason due to this suspension, and can only meet with team officials to discuss treatment for his problem.