Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones addressed the situation with troubled defensive end Randy Gregory for the first time Wednesday, calling reports that the former Nebraska star had failed another drug test “very disappointing.”
Gregory, who is already suspended for the season’s first four games, could potentially miss an additional 10 games if he did indeed fail another drug test for marijuana. He has already failed three in his time with the Cowboys.
“He is having care right as we speak,” Jones said Wednesday, according to Eddie Sefco of the Dallas Morning News. “We’re well aware of that. It’s very disappointing, but again, it does point out the difficulty you have with addiction. There’s no question that he needs the kind of help and care he’s getting right now.”
Jones went on to say that the organization has not heard from the NFL with regards to a lengthened suspension.
“We haven’t gotten word from the league that he has anything other than a four-game suspension,” he said, according to the paper.
Gregory appeared to be a sure-fire first-round pick in 2015 out of Nebraska, but a failed drug test at the NFL Combine torpedoed his draft stock. He fell to 60th overall.
The 22-year-old has checked himself into rehab, according to numerous reports, and he won’t be at Cowboys camp.