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Report: Randy Gregory Suspended Indefinitely For Violating NFL's Substance Abuse Policy

February 26, 2019 - 2:57 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Prior to the season, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones said he wasn't aware of any future trouble concerning the pass rusher. The season came and went without a peep of Gregory being suspended. 

During his appearance with the GBAG Nation in August, Jones was asked about Jason La Canfora's report where he said that he's "hearing there could be more trouble ahead for Randy Gregory."

"We just don't know. With what Randy's been through, it's a challenge for him every day," Jones said. As for where he is with the league, we won't hear till it's time. We don't hear until it's unfortunately not good news. We don't know of anything right now."

Following the Cowboys loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason, owner Jerry Jones said that he expected Gregory to play in week 1 against the Carolina Panthers despite the report. Gregory played then and in 12 games this season, amassing six sacks.  

Gregory did enough self-improvement work there over the course of his two-year drug-related suspension from the NFL to have satisfied the league, which reinstated him on July 17 of last year. 

The pass rusher played in just two games in 2016. He missed all of 2017 after a year-long ban.