The NFL has once again suspended former Nebraska DL standout Randy Gregory, and this time it’s for at least one year.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that the suspension is due to another violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The suspension is effective immediately, Schefter reported. The league later confirmed the suspension and its reasoning.
Randy Gregory suspended without pay for at least one year for violating NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2017
Gregory, who’s with the Dallas Cowboys, is now ineligible for the playoffs. The Cowboys are 13-3 and are the NFC’s top-seeded team.
Gregory, who was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round in 2015, has been suspended twice before, also for violating the substance-abuse policy. He first began serving a 4-game suspension to begin the 2016 season, then was suspended an additional 10 games.
When the second suspension ended, Gregory did play the final two weeks of the regular season, picking up his first career sack against Philadelphia in Week 17.
Gregory was widely viewed as a top-10 talent entering the 2015 draft, but off-field concerns caused his slide. He reportedly tested positive for marijuana at the combine and was late to pre-draft interviews.
In two seasons in Lincoln, Gregory had 17.5 sacks.
Randy Gregory’s Nebraska statistics:
- 2014: 54 total tackles, 7 sacks
- 2013: 66 total tackles, 10.5 sacks