FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys defensive finish Randy Gregory is predicted to fulfill with NFL officers, doubtlessly together with commissioner Roger Goodell, this week in New York relating to his reinstatement, in accordance with a number of sources.
Gregory’s legal professional, Daniel Moskowitz, who helped former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington acquire reinstatement final yr, declined remark.
Gregory, who has missed 30 of the previous 32 video games due to suspension, filed the reinstatement utility inside the previous two weeks.
Final week, Cowboys govt vice chairman Stephen Jones stated the continuing was within the league’s arms.
“We don’t have anything to report differently, other than that I know he’s wanting to move forward with the appeal,” Jones stated. “I don’t really have anything new to report on that front other than that. I know he’s done the application process, but I’m pretty sure he hasn’t had the actual appeal. It’s in the league’s hands.”
The NFL’s substance-abuse coverage states that when the reinstatement paperwork has been filed, “all individuals involved in the process will take steps to enable the commissioner to render a decision within 60 days of the receipt of the application.”
There have been situations of the timeline being prolonged as a result of not the entire steps have been accomplished in time.
Gregory fell to the Cowboys within the second spherical of the 2015 draft due to off-the-field points throughout his time at Nebraska. Jerry Jones was prepared to take the possibility on Gregory and hoped a help system that helped different gamers by way of the years would assist Gregory.
Gregory performed in 12 video games as a rookie in 2015, lacking 4 with an ankle harm. He ended up within the NFL’s substance-abuse program in 2016 and was initially suspended the primary 4 video games of that season. One other failed take a look at led to an extra 10-game suspension, however he was in a position to return for the ultimate two regular-season video games and recorded the primary — and to date solely — sack of his profession.
He was suspended for a yr previous to the 2016 playoffs and has not been across the workforce since.
Gregory was eligible to file for reinstatement a lot earlier, however his advisors needed to ensure the entire processes required for reinstatement had been met. Teammates Tyrone Crawford, Sean Lee and Jeff Heath wrote letters in help of Gregory to the NFL.
“It’s best he’s back in the locker room, [that] he’s back around us,” Crawford stated earlier within the offseason. “I think it will be good for him and good for us.”
On a number of events within the offseason, Jerry Jones stated Gregory was doing properly as he seemed to rejoin the Cowboys.
“I have been proud of Randy during this offseason,” Jerry Jones stated Might 9. “I’m very aware of how hard he’s working to get back in the league and get back on the field.”