Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has been serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, and was appealing another 10-game suspension for an additional violation of the policy. Today, Gregory dropped his appeal and will now remain suspended through Week 14.
Gregory was drafted in the second round of the 2015 draft and played 12 games during his rookie season. He would have likely been drafted in the first round had it not been for reports of vague mental health concerns and a few failed tests for marijuana while he played at Nebraska.
After being drafted, Gregory addressed concerns about his marijuana use and claimed that his problems were more about maturity and decision making than weed.
It’s unclear if Gregory violated the substance abuse policy by failing or missing a test, and nobody has yet reported on what exactly he might have tested positive for. He missed all of training camp and the preseason while at a treatment facility, and he was released from the facility earlier this month.