By Archie Nino III
It doesn't seem too long ago that sitting in the 2nd rd of the 2015 NFL Draft was Randy Gregory. His pick that high in the draft suggest Dallas saw something in him to be the potential pass rusher for America's Team. The problem was no matter how much Dallas saw in him, or any scout saw in him, he never saw it in himself. He failed a urine sample for tetrahydracannbinol (THC), otherwise known as marijuana.
Failing his intial test was no doubt a cause for concern forcing him to miss the first 4 games of his career. Not to be outdone there he again fails the follow up test, once again, for marijuana. A subsequent 10 game suspension ensued and thoughts around the team grew worrisome. He did get some playing time on the field however, ending his career with 1.0 sacks and 20 tackles.
Same time same channel as he proceeded to fail another test leading to this upcoming seasons full year ban. That however was not enough for Mr. Gregory as he most recently failed his 7th, yes 7th, drug test. More troublesome is his clear refusal to take calls from the Cowboys or NFL. He has seemingly took his ball and went home. No doubt the 25yr old has his career spiraling downwards at an alarming rate.
Jerry Jones and a few NFL players have come out and offered a pro-marijuana stance. Surely the medical information is there on the positive aspects weed can offer through various forms. Many players at this point are downright against the pharmaceuticals the NFL often allow their doctors to pump up their athletes. The opiod dependency and life altering side effects clearly should have a less harmful, scientifically proven, form of pain prevention. You can be the judge and do your own research and take your stance I for one agree with Jerry Jones.
ESPN most provocating broadcaster Stephen A. Smith says it best in only as he can "stay off the weeeeeeeeeeeed." No matter the science or information gathered will change the NFL governing body as earlier in this years draft Commissioner Roger Goodell went on to describe marijuana as "harmful and addictive." Both statements argued by tests and scientific research prove false. However it seems as though Randy Gregory has suited up for the final time as a member of the DALLAS COWBOYS. I hope this situation resolves itself peacefully and I would also like to see Dallas stand along side Gregory and get him into the proper programs he needs. Til next time #CowboysNation.
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