Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has been suspended for four games of the 2016 season, according to a tweet from longtime Cowboys beat writer Nick Eatman.
Randy Gregory has been suspended four games for next season. More details to come.
— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) February 19, 2016
Drafted out of Nebraska in the second round of last year’s NFL Draft, Gregory went on to appear in 11 games and posted as many tackles. In two seasons with the Cornhuskers, the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder gained a reputation as an elite pass rusher, posting 119 tackles (26.5 for a loss) and 16.5 sacks, but had trouble keeping his head screwed on straight, particularly when it came to marijuana.
That is a big reason why Gregory slipped into the second round last year, as he was touted as a potential Top 10 pick entering the NFL Scouting Combine. However, he tested positive for marijuana at the combine and a red flag was thus raised.
Just why Gregory has drawn this four-game suspension remains to be seen, but stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates!
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