Former Nebraska DE Randy Gregory won’t report to Cowboys training camp after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy again and could be facing a longer suspension, ESPN’s Ed Werder, Todd Archer and Adam Schefter reported Tuesday. Gregory is already suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.
If he failed the test for marijuana again, Gregory will be suspended for an additional 10 games, per USA Today.
Randy Gregory had another violation of NFL’s substance abuse policy and is now facing a longer suspension, sources tell @toddarcher and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2016
Sources: Cowboys pass-rusher Randy Gregory has checked into treatment facility, won't report to training camp. Already suspended
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) July 26, 2016
Gregory failed a drug test for marijuana during the 2015 NFL Combine, which put him in the league’s drug program. He failed the test that prompted his four-game suspension during the 2015 season, not after.
ESPN.com’s Archer reported in February that the Gregory would have a “personal handler” with him during the season to help him cope with anxiety.
Gregory showed promise last preseason with three sacks in three games, but a high ankle sprain held him back and he didn’t record a sack. Gregory was a first-round talent out of Nebraska, but fell to 60th overall because of the failed drug test.
The 22-year-old Florida native registered 16.5 sacks and 26.5 tackles for loss in two seasons at Nebraska. He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2013.