By: Mark Lane (@therealmarklane)
FRISCO — The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory for at least one year without pay, according to the NFL. He will not be available for the upcoming playoffs.
Gregory has had a troubled history in the NFL beginning in Feb. 2015 when he failed a drug test at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. After the Cowboys took him the second round in the draft, Gregory had a decent rookie season but missed four games with ankle injury.
On Feb. 19, 2016, the league suspended the former Nebraska Cornhusker for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s drug policy. Another failed drug test in the off-season added an additional 10-game suspension for Gregory as he checked into a treatment facility. On Nov. 11, reports surfaced that Gregory failed another drug test, and the penalty would be a one-year ban pending the appeal.
Gregory played two games for the Cowboys in 2016 and registered a sack and nine tackles. His most prolific game was on Jan. 1 in Philadelphia where he earned the sack and recorded seven tackles.