Report: Randy Gregory to show NFL evidence he has been clean for two years
Randy Gregory is hoping he gets another chance to play in the NFL in the near future, and one of the ways the Cowboys defensive end plans to prove his case is by showing that he has stayed away from drugs for quite some time.
Mike Fisher of 247Sports.com reports that Gregory and his camp have prepared a lengthy reinstatement request that they plan to submit to Roger Goodell and the NFL on May 1. The paperwork includes testimonials about Gregory getting himself on the right path as well as evidence that his last failed drug test came two years ago.
I’m also told the only thing likely to back that process up is the volume of paperwork Gregory and his representatives are prepared to handover the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, paperwork that includes an impressive array of testimonials from high-profile people who support Gregory’s bid, and paperwork that includes evidence that his last failed drug test came almost two years ago — and that he’s passed “dozens” of drug tests since.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is big on second chances, and a recent report indicated the team plans to find a spot for Gregory if the NFL grants him reinstatement. The former Nebraska star has played in only two games over the past two seasons due to multiple failed drug tests, and the Cowboys knew he had a history of off-field issues before they drafted him in 2015.
While it may feel like Gregory has blown every chance he had, he’s a promising talent who is still just 25. If he can manage to keep out of trouble and Goodell gives him another chance, the Cowboys could get a major boost from him along their defensive front.