Report: Randy Gregory went to drug and alcohol rehab, will apply for reinstatement
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory insists he is a changed man, and he is hoping the NFL will agree when he applies for reinstatement this week.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Gregory is planning to submit his application for reinstatement on Thursday. The 25-year-old says he has completed an intensive drug and alcohol rehab program and also gone to counseling.
#Cowboys suspended DE Randy Gregory, who recently spent more than 6 weeks in intensive drug and alcohol rehab in addition to counseling, will submit his application for reinstatement to the @NFL tomorrow, sources say. 60 days from now is mid-July — right before training camp.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 16, 2018
A previous report indicated that Gregory has put together an extensive reinstatement application which includes testimonials and evidence that he has been clean for two years. Gregory was suspended for the entire 2017 season following multiple failed drug tests.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is big on second chances, and it sounds as though the team plans to find a spot for him if the NFL grants him reinstatement. The former Nebraska star has played in only two games over the past two seasons, but the Cowboys knew he had a history of off-field issues before they drafted him in 2015.