Cowboys Extend Contract of Player Repeatedly Suspended for Drug Use

Randy Gregory
The Associated Press

Normally, when a player has four different violations of the NFL drug policy, that player is no longer employed. At the very least, even if that player remains employed, he’s done with the team as soon as his contract is over.

However, those disciplinary norms apparently do not apply to the Dallas Cowboys.

Lost in the news shuffle after the Cowboys traded for Robert Quinn last week, was the contract extension of Cowboys linebacker and frequent NFL drug policy offender, Randy Gregory.

According to 12UP, “If eligible to play in 2019, the 2015 second-round pick was set to be in the final year of his current contract. It remains to be seen how difficult it will be for Randy to be reinstated as the severity of his violation has not been disclosed.

“It’s Gregory’s fourth suspension since entering the league and he’s already missed one entire season in 2017 and played just two games in 2016 due to suspension.”

It turns out the NFL can be a league of second, third, or even fourth chances, if you can play.

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