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Report: Randy Gregory failed another drug test, NFL future in doubt

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Two years after the Cowboys chose Randy Gregory in the second round of the NFL draft, his career may be over because of repeated violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Gregory is currently serving a suspension of at least one year, and in order to be reinstated he will need to demonstrate that he has taken steps toward treatment for his drug problem. However, TMZ now reports that Gregory failed another drug test and then blew off the NFL officials who attempted to contact him in connection with his status in the league’s drug program.

Another failed drug test makes it a near certainty that Gregory won’t be reinstated at the end of his current year-long ban. And if he won’t participate in the league’s drug treatment program, he’ll never be reinstated.

According to TMZ, Gregory has now failed at least seven drug tests and people close to him are concerned about his well-being and don’t know if he’ll ever return to football.

Although Gregory was considered a Top 10 talent as a pass rusher, he dropped until the late second round of the draft because of concerns about off-field issues, concerns which included a positive drug test at the 2015 Scouting Combine. He was suspended twice last season, first for four games and then for 10 games, before playing in the final two games of the season only to get suspended a third time, for a full year.

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56 Responses to “Report: Randy Gregory failed another drug test, NFL future in doubt”
  1. juice08 says: Apr 29, 2017 10:58 AM

    when keeping it real goes wrong

  2. descendency says: Apr 29, 2017 10:59 AM

    If he is on a 1 year ban and fails again, what do you do?

    I guess 5 year ban him.

  3. skoobyfl says: Apr 29, 2017 11:01 AM

    He needs help & big money isn’t helping.

  4. cdawg1969 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:03 AM

    SMH…Please release him so we can quit hearing about him.

  5. tjacks7 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:04 AM

    He done.

  6. bettis3636 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:07 AM

    Sounds like another Justin Blackmon!

  7. cowboylover says: Apr 29, 2017 11:11 AM

    Time to cut ties. What a shame for this young man.

  8. theallegedone says: Apr 29, 2017 11:12 AM

    What a loser.

  9. maust1013 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:13 AM

    Where are the ‘it’s only weed’ guys on this one?
    People need to wake up on that. The CBA requires confidentiality, the league can’t disclose what the substance was. So of course the player’s camp always gets out that it was weed because no one cares about weed. His career is over, let’s hope this kid gets some help before his life is.

  10. redsoxu571 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:15 AM

    I can’t say I blame Gregory (I blame him for getting in this situation in the first place, but not for these latest reports). He has seen how long “one year but really indefinite” suspensions can drag on, and so after the previous incident in which he tried to do the right thing by checking into rehab but was screwed over by the NFL (which decided to test him while in rehab and when it couldn’t reach him counted it as a positive due to a missed test), it seems he decided to say “screw it” and give up on ever being able to return to the NFL. Because he apparently doesn’t figure on returning, he has returned to the weed that he apparently loves so much (but don’t worry, it isn’t addictive or anything) and forget the sport.

    And I agree with one of the above comments, this feels a lot like Justin Blackmon’s situation.

  11. TheCommish says: Apr 29, 2017 11:20 AM

    I’d like to hear Drew Pearson crow about this on TV.

  12. grogansheroes says: Apr 29, 2017 11:21 AM

    When you have millions of dollars at stake, and you can’t keep clean, then he obviously needs psychology help.

  13. ipdaily69 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:23 AM

    GM Jerrah strikes again.
    Dallas……America’s Penitentiary

  14. dirtydrynn27 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:23 AM

    LOL at Dallas!!!!!!

  15. hoochmooch says: Apr 29, 2017 11:24 AM

    This is really sad. I thought pot wasn’t addictive.

  16. upperdecker19 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:25 AM

    Drew Pearson forgot to mention the “formerly suspended, currently suspended, and future suspended” idiots that make up the Cowboys.

  17. XaqFields says: Apr 29, 2017 11:25 AM

    Another player banned for smoking a plant that is now legal in multiple NFL states.

    Shame to see the NFL losing quality talent over a players’ use of a substance that harms nobody, doesn’t enhance their performance in any way, and may even be necessary to help manage physical or emotional pain.

  18. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Apr 29, 2017 11:27 AM

    How on earth could his NFL future be “in doubt”? At what point is it acceptable to say “this kid has no future in the NFL period”?

    Listen, if I had my druthers, the NFL would make radical changes in its’ policies toward drugs. But even if it comes, it’s coming way to late for this guy. He’s done.

  19. intrafinesse says: Apr 29, 2017 11:27 AM

    What a waste.
    If I could be on a practice squad for a year instead of at my job, it would be a lifetime experience. And to have the talent to b a pro athlete and blow it, I’d be depressed the rest of my life.

  20. manderson4150 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:28 AM

    How many does he get…..enough this is ridiculous.

  21. mrnick66 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:28 AM

    “i needs my purple drank” R.G.

  22. huskersrock1 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:29 AM

    Time for double secret probation!!!!

  23. poguemahonepft says: Apr 29, 2017 11:30 AM


  24. 24hoursinaday24beersinacase says: Apr 29, 2017 11:32 AM

    How can these young men light so much money on fire? Smoke all you want when you retire!!!

  25. kcchefs58 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:36 AM

    A dope on dope.

  26. lewsblues says: Apr 29, 2017 11:38 AM

    I’ll never understand why these guys choose drugs over a football career … one that may only last 5-8 years and they’re set for life … and free to do all the drugging they want …

    let them try that retirement timeline in regular life ….

  27. johny248 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:39 AM


    This dude doesn’t want to earn millions of dollars playing football. He wants to get high and hang with his boys, whom also are not making millions of dollars playing football.

    Just wait until he comes down one day and that cool thing called “hindsight” kicks in….

    Nothing else to say.

  28. thelinesportstalkpodacst says: Apr 29, 2017 11:40 AM

    The devil’s lettuce has a strong grip on this young man……

  29. wib22 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:42 AM

    The cowboy way!

  30. thegenghiskahn88 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:48 AM

    I’m done with him. We drafted his replacement and Tapper will be ready. He clearly needs to get psychological assistance and for someone to tell him to get new friends

  31. akboot says: Apr 29, 2017 11:51 AM

    I have this feeling that the next time we hear about this guy, it isn’t going to be good either. I hope he grows up, but not likely yet. He has shown no remorse that I have seen. I expect more of the same. Hell some never grow up so…..

  32. denverscott says: Apr 29, 2017 11:53 AM

    The man been keepin him down his whole life.

  33. jackedupboonie says: Apr 29, 2017 11:54 AM

    The way it is today…most of the 90’s cowboys would be on indefinite ban status

  34. logast says: Apr 29, 2017 11:58 AM

    I am sure he does not take any blame for his own choices. Way to throw away a lifetime of financial security there, genius.

  35. 700levelvet says: Apr 29, 2017 11:59 AM

    “The most mediocre franchise in sports”.::

  36. casualmalexlfan says: Apr 29, 2017 11:59 AM

    He’s just not that interested in football. Time to move on.

  37. ariani1985 says: Apr 29, 2017 12:00 PM

    Dr. Jerrah loves the attention!

  38. tonebones says: Apr 29, 2017 12:02 PM

    Baltimore stole Tim Williams in the third round……or did they?

  39. donbat67 says: Apr 29, 2017 12:03 PM

    Wha had happened was

  40. mychode says: Apr 29, 2017 12:15 PM

    Maybe he can alter the star tattoo he got after he was drafted to a pot leaf.

  41. babygaga19 says: Apr 29, 2017 12:28 PM

    Raiders will take him. Aldon Smith will mentor him.

  42. mmack66 says: Apr 29, 2017 12:41 PM

    Future Raider

  43. concretechuckles says: Apr 29, 2017 12:49 PM

    He’ll be stealing underwear soon.

  44. eramming says: Apr 29, 2017 12:50 PM

    According to Jerrah Jones hes just jiving around.

  45. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Apr 29, 2017 1:03 PM

    Bye Felicia

  46. bird2urmother says: Apr 29, 2017 1:06 PM

    Aww that’s too bad. . . .

  47. steeelfann0155 says: Apr 29, 2017 1:30 PM

    He also dropped due to being too skinny and getting tossed around like a rag doll, unable to set the edge. Roll a fat one then.

  48. steeelfann0155 says: Apr 29, 2017 1:32 PM

    Goodell is right. Pot is addictive and harmful. Sad that the govt and lobbyists destroy lives for money. Just like cigarettes. Still have those too. Money, money, money.

  49. mark0226 says: Apr 29, 2017 1:35 PM

    His NFL future is in about as much doubt as Tim Tebow’s NFL future.

  50. uglydingo says: Apr 29, 2017 1:46 PM

    This kid is out of control. Jerry Jones never gives up on a talented player but sometimes you just have to cut your losses and concede that you made a draft mistake.

  51. radrntn says: Apr 29, 2017 1:58 PM

    lets re-instate this guy, but lets not re-instate Aldon Smith, who has not flunked any drug tests, has done everything he was supposed to, and the reason he was suspended in the first place the DA had to drop the bogus charges because they could not stick in a court of law…….but bozo the clown who is commissioner just keeps sipping on his martini’s lecturing how bad marijuana is, and does nothing.

    Re-instate Aldon today!

  52. r502 says: Apr 29, 2017 2:19 PM

    Leadership: brought to you by Jerry Jones and America’s crack wagon, the Dallas Cowboys.

  53. handsatlanta says: Apr 29, 2017 3:34 PM

    Don’t know why you say his NFL future is in doubt. Seems easily predictable to me.

  54. giantsfan29910 says: Apr 29, 2017 4:15 PM

    Well, bye.

  55. melikefootball says: Apr 29, 2017 8:20 PM

    This type player not smart enough to see in front of him should be banned forever. There is way to many talented football players out there that have a head on their shoulder that deserve the opportunity to play the game. We will see headlines of more trouble for this person.

  56. ideabook2014 says: May 4, 2017 10:49 AM

    Player sending out a message, for what who knows, and continues to behave in a way that says he isn’t too big on playing. Sort of the way old Short Stuff partied his way out of the game after the Browns drafted him. Some still believe he acted out because he didn’t think he could play the pro game and rather than being embarrassed on the field took the other way out. Pressure to perform is a mean thing, not all are ready for it, and sometimes a persons skills may be out ahead of where their head is.

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