Report: Randy Gregory in treatment facility, facing longer suspension

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Defensive end Randy Gregory will miss the first four games of the 2016 season while serving a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, but the terms of the ban allowed him to practice and play for the Cowboys in the preseason.

It appears that won’t be happening, however. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Gregory has checked into a treatment facility and will not be reporting to Cowboys camp, which opens later this week.

There are no specific details about what led Gregory to check into the facility, but Werder’s colleague Adam Schefter reports that Gregory has violated the substance-abuse policy again and now faces an extended suspension. Whatever the term of that suspension, Gregory’s history of problems in this area will make it hard to count on getting anything from him in 2016 or beyond.

That’s not great news for a Cowboys defense that’s also without defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence for four games and linebacker Rolando McClain for 10 games as they serve suspensions of their own.

94 responses to “Report: Randy Gregory in treatment facility, facing longer suspension

  1. Cant turn a hoe in to a housewife Jerry.
    There is a reason many teams removed Gregory from their draft boards.. but don’t let things like information and common sense get in the way of your GM skills.

  2. I guess that speech on draft day about how this will never happen again and how ” i learned my lesson ” was all B.S.

    of course everybody with at least half a brain knew it to be B.S.

  3. another turd from the bowl rescued by janitor jerry. wonder who public relations man jerry is going to call out for this new fiasco… pretty sure that g.m. jerry is in the clear, but it looks like dr. jerry’s like cash injection treatment has backfired…..

  4. Jerry Jones is Goodell’s biggest supporter. Jerry Jones is one of the driving forces behind the fraudulent suspension of Brady. Jerry Jones is the second biggest fraud in the NFL behind Goodell. Jerry Jones stands behind Greg Hardy, Rinaldo Mclain and Greggory. Jerry Jones is getting what he paid for.

  5. I’m a Husker fan and felt he was vastly overrated playing for us. Based on the hype, I felt he under-performed.

  6. train wreck…I was pulling for this dude, he has great parents and still just doesn’t listen

  7. The Cowboys need a real GM, once Romo is done which may not be too long especially with his injuries. Romo was kind of the nut the blind squirrel finds. It could be years before they find a franchise QB Buffalo Cleveland nd Miami are still looking for their

    Other than that QBs have been bad in Dallas for a while, Bryant won’t put up with it, getting players with off the field issues is catching up fast with Randle and it appears Gregory, let’s not forget about the Hardy experiment t either.

    Dallas needs a real GM or else they are going to continue to be inconsistent.

  8. Another Jerry Jones prescient draft decision. And to think he just missed on Manziel.

    Good thing he proved who was responsible for that string of Superbowl wins by becoming GM after getting rid of Jimmy.

  9. Remember how the Broncos were ragged on for taking a risk on Shane Ray, like it was the same risk as the cowboys on Gregory?

    uhhhyea

  10. It’s the Cowboy way and they better hope Elliott can lead them on alot of 10-12 minute Touchdown drives just to keep the defense off the field as I don’t see them winning any shoot outs.

  11. Waiting for Jerry Jones’ press conference telling the media how the coaching staff (chuckle, chuckle) is fully behind this young man.

  12. We’ve had our problems with bad actors in New Orleans (Junior Galette) whom we paid a lot of $$$.
    Not worth the risk – men of character all the way now.

  13. No!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I refuse to believe this because marijuana isn’t addictive.

    Pfffffffffffffffffffffffftttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!! Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Wouldn’t it be awesome if fans who can prove they spent money on tickets or merchandise could organize a class action lawsuit against these players….

  15. Is it just me or does nobody want to play for the Cowboys anymore? Even their own players are trying whatever they can do to sit out.

  16. chuckshontaspads says:
    Jul 26, 2016 2:11 PM

    Jerry Jones is Goodell’s biggest supporter. Jerry Jones is one of the driving forces behind the fraudulent suspension of Brady. Jerry Jones is the second biggest fraud in the NFL behind Goodell. Jerry Jones stands behind Greg Hardy, Rinaldo Mclain and Greggory. Jerry Jones is getting what he paid for.
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    Wahh! its Jerry Jones’s fault for this and Wahh! its Jerry Jones’s fault that my team stinks Wahh!
    Quit your blubbering you crybaby you sound like a whining Giants fan.

    Oh and who’s Rinaldo Mclain?

    How is Jerry responsible for Brady’s suspension? That’s a good one

  17. “Failed another drug test gone 10 games now”

    Wouldn’t that be 4 games he already has plus 10 for the new violation for 14 total ?

    “Treatment for weed….. Ok”

    You’re assuming it is just weed. Could easily be something more serious.

    We’ll have to wait for the league to violate its own policy again about substance abuse and tell everyone what he’s really being suspended for.

  18. As long as teams keep drafting pot heads like this,
    kids will keep smoking and figuring they can cheat the tests.
    If the League hands out a couple lifetime bans, or
    ban players with College drug issues, things might change…..

    Either that or say screw it! Pot isn’t that big of a deal, and part of a Medieval way of thinking and
    just allow it.

    OK everybody mandatory viewing of Reefer Madness Wed at 1:00pm….. lol

  19. See both sides. The league says it’s illegal – Suspension justified. It’s only pot – Suspension excessive.

    It is however the Cowgirls so – Suspension justified.

  20. You guys are being harsh on Randy. He is a victim here people, its not his fault he was raised in a bad situation. He probably had 2 strikes against him the time he was born with the bad hand he was dealt. Now, the man’s brain does not work like most people, he is incapable of making prudent decisions like an adult due to his mental illness. The Cowboys knew he had problems when they drafted him, they should at least stand by him and help him make the most of his life, even if he never plays football again.

  21. Don’t start your typical over the top Cowboy bashing , ” this is bad news for dallas” no it’s not the stooge gave them absolutely nothing last year. This is good news in that it will give charles tapper an opportunity to shine.

  22. how smart do you have to be to be surprised by a drug test while on a suspension for violation the substance abuse policy?

    Did he score negative on the wonderlic?

  23. Very talented kid who has a serious drug problem. He also has other issues make life difficult. I have always been in favor of de- criminalizing weed. I am begginning to have doubts about the issue of addiction and weed. With the new more powerful weed being smoked by younger kids, is it causing addictive tendencies ?
    When you have players like this who rely on weed to relax rather than alcohol, what is the answer ? Do they deserve to miss an entire season for non- violent behavior in the privacy of home?

    It’s a tough question. One thing for certain, Goodell, will not give the weed issue away without getting something from the players association.

  24. Good Lord….. SMH.

    I guess the strategy now, is to hand the ball off as many times as possible and throw short passes to move the chains to keep that paper thin, no pass rush having defense off the field.

    For him to be in a treatment facility scares me.

  25. Bwahahahaha!!! Genius move even more in hindsight now drafting a LB in the 2nd round who won’t even play this year! Two wasted 2nd rounders in a row! Now how does the Cowgirls GM still have a job again?

  26. You guys are being harsh on Randy. He is a victim here people, its not his fault he was raised in a bad situation. He probably had 2 strikes against him the time he was born with the bad hand he was dealt. Now, the man’s brain does not work like most people, he is incapable of making prudent decisions like an adult due to his mental illness. The Cowboys knew he had problems when they drafted him, they should at least stand by him and help him make the most of his life, even if he never plays football again.
    __________________________________

    When playing in the NFL becomes a right as opposed to a privilege, then I’ll buy into your argument. We’re not talking about an average blue collar worker with a family to support….

  27. therealraider says:
    Jul 26, 2016 2:08 PM

    Jerrah sure knows how to pick em.
    ———————————–
    Talk about living in a glass house…let’s play a game called name that turd, I’ll go first J. Russell QB LSU…

  28. Wow dude. I prefer the pot over alcohol use. (Jags Robinson driving into lake) but your job doesn’t allow you to use it whatsoever! Like what the hell is your problem?? You are in line to make hundreds of thousands of dollars!!!! I have an idea go work at Mickey D’s I’m pretty sure they don’t drug test there! See how you like them check stubs!!!!
    New name, Ridiculous Gregory.

  29. Apparently this is a move by Gregory to campaign to be the cryboy’s team captain.
    Jerruh Jones has sure taken notice and is drafting up a long term deal as we speak.

  30. Jerry thinks he can keep these type of guys on the straight and narrow. Has he been successful with any of them? None come to mind.

  31. The bad news is Gregory is checking into a treatment facility. The good news is that with all their suspensions, the Cowboys have qualified for the “Group Rate” discount at the facility…..

  32. He was going to be a bust even without the drug issues. At least he’s giving them the chance to cut their losses sooner rather than later….

  33. Maybe you shoulda traded this pick to get Paxton Lynch like you wanted Jerry. Maybe then your team might do something.

  34. No big loss for Dallas,dude sucks!!! you call him a pass rusher but how many sacks did he get in 2015

    Absolutely none!!!!….Cowboys fans seem to think every player they draft is the best to ever play the game….

    News flash your defense aint gonna get it done!!!

    Thats what you get for laughing at Junior Gallette!!!

  35. Can anyone give one good reason why the Cowboys haven’t signed Dwight Freeney? Yeah he’s on the downside of his career, but he’s better than what they’ve got left to rush with.

  36. Uh …Paxton Lynch??? Wrong draft!! Gregory went in last years draft
    ( 2015 ). However a review of second round Cowboy picks since
    2011 has not been so good. Bruce Carter, 2102 traded second round pick to move up in first round to take Morris
    Claiborne ( bust ), Gavin Escobar ( Achilles tear and not very productive ) DeMarco Lawrence ( suspended first 4 games 2016 )
    Randy Gregory ( might never play ) Jaylon Smith ( acl & nerve damage)
    Not so good!

  37. It was a stupid draft pick, as the kid clearly had and still has both psychological and substance abuse issues. Hope he at least gets the help he needs before it’s too late.

  38. This guy is a real team leader. Look for Randy to named captain after his suspension. Jerry Jones would of been fired as a GM of any other team. 2 playoff games in 20 years.

  39. icallitlikeiseeit67 says:
    Jul 26, 2016 2:41 PM

    Legalize it!!!!
    ==================================

    Then get out and vote. Stop voting for the ultra conservatives and religious fanatics who are fighting against drugs and alcohol. Stop voting for those who accept huge bribes campaign donations from big Pharmaceutical companies who make pain drugs.

  40. I’d really love to know what vested interest the handful of 5-10 losers have that are giving the thumbs-down to all these comments as if they’re ludicrous and/or somehow wrong. And who they are. Are they really just a few 7-8 year olds who refuse to believe there’s no Santa Claus?

  41. One last comment….having Greg Hardy around Lawrence and Gregory
    was a very, very bad idea.

  42. I always wonder, with so many great college players who are also great kids, why anyone chooses to mess around with red flag guys.

  43. So disappointed in my team. All I want is a team that will always be there and give their all every play. 3 of our starters on defense are not that person. The jury is sort of out on D-Law but Randy Gregory and Rolondo need to go immediately. The players we have and keep on my favorite team is embarrassing.

  44. chuckshontaspads says:
    Jul 26, 2016 2:11 PM
    Jerry Jones is Goodell’s biggest supporter. Jerry Jones is one of the driving forces behind the fraudulent suspension of Brady. Jerry Jones is the second biggest fraud in the NFL behind Goodell. Jerry Jones stands behind Greg Hardy, Rinaldo Mclain and Greggory. Jerry Jones is getting what he paid for.

    =

    The Patriots have nothing to do with this article. Why do you Pats fans have to try to make every article about Brady? How much is the Patriots public relations office paying you?

  45. I remember when draft experts liked Gregory over Shane Ray. Elway will be right again. Ray poised to go off this year with more playing time now that Travatheon is gone.

    Wade Phillips tweaking the defense to account for all the Broncos talent at OLB.

    Ware, Miller, Ray, Barrett. Oh man qbs are still in for it when they play Denver.

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