Having not played in the NFL since 2016 after violating the league’s substance abuse policy multiple times, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is looking to make his way back on to the gridiron.
In his latest attempt to return to the league, the now sober Gregory met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York City on Tuesday.
“According to a league source briefed on the meeting with Goodell, Gregory’s reinstatement application included furnishing results from an intensively documented six-month rehabilitation regimen that would typically cost upward of $250,000,” Yahoo! Sports NFL insider Charles Robinson reported. “The source said Gregory’s documentation included daily drug testing, counseling and an intensive two-month inpatient treatment program that provided an initial push for Gregory’s trek back to the NFL.”
Gregory, 25, was initially suspended the first 14 games of the 2016 season. Once serving that suspension, he failed another drug test and was suspended by the league for at least one more season. His future is now in Goodell’s hands.
Considered a potential top-10 pick heading into the 2015 NFL Draft, the Nebraska product fell all the way to the end of the second round after a failed test at that year’s combine.
If Gregory is in fact reinstated it would be an absolute boon for a Cowboys team that’s in desperate need of pass rush help from the edge.