Video: Randy Gregory to be Reinstated If New CBA Provision is Ratified

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  1. Metalman

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    more trouble than he,s worth
     
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  2. Direwolf63

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    There will be many players playing high as a kite.

    In fact, I bet there already are. Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson, Lawrence Taylor and Josh Gordon have all admitted to playing while high. I'm sure there have been many more in the past and are today. I would wager that David Irving did.

    Proposing or not, it's happening.
     
  3. Direwolf63

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    Well JJ Watt has already said no. And he has a lot of pull among his fellow players.
     
  4. quickccc

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    that would be interesting, with the prescription cough syrup and other cough suppressives.. even over the counter substances such as Nyquil has been under some scrutinity as I had heard in the past from ex-players. That's how tight and strict NFL policy has been in the past, Nothing like the NBA.
     
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  5. erod

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    Gregory didn't even bother to apply for reinstatement last August.

    He isn't interested in playing football. He virtually wanted to get caught.

    Gregory has severe anxiety issues. He just wants to be left alone to smoke pot. He's mentally addicted to it.
     
  6. shabazz

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    That depends on what the meaning of the word is, is.
     
  7. cern

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    I still have nightmares when thinking about the movie reefer madness. and I don't think anyone here or in the nfl is espousing the use of pot while on the job. that's stretching the argument to the point of absurdity.
     
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  8. quickccc

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    the vibe I always heard was there was a big difference between Gregory's effort and drive ....vs David Irving's effort.
    And Irving hasn't been clinically diagnosed with an mental disorder that leads to weed addiction (as Randy is)
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    Irving seems like just a Smoky-Friday puff ,puff, give party hardy careless.
    Football isn't important to him and he was comfortable with just doing enough to get by as a player on the field.
    Even impressions from current players didn't seem like they thought Irving had a passion and really was committed to football.
     
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  9. quickccc

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    - Even if he is reinstated, I still hope they keep the some kind of track and rehab attention that he was previously getting before the more indefinite suspension kicked in.
    something that still keeps his mind working towards not feeling the need to puff,.. puff,.. give .. related to his mental anxiety disorder.

    - But Gregory has become a poster child for likely lenience for marijuana substance use both for NFL and players association.
    I also think besides being a terrific edge rusher, the current "insiders' from Cowboys star, and yes that includes management team, maybe even Leon Lett who is still a big part of the DL unit.

    - Gregory is still gonna be a considering factor in returning to the fray with McCarthy. That's what I believe.
    But we'll have to re-start him from scratch, from the same rotation end that he left the team as.
    make him start from the ground and work his way up the ladder.

    - Having a Quinn/Gregory tandem sounds intriguing, but Gregory still has to be considered more of a luxury, than a guy that can be counted on.
     
  10. Aven8

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    Well he had a great year before last. I’m tired of hoping though.
     
  11. Kaiser

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    But that isn't from lack of effort on Gregory's part....

    Kidding, if you read the articles about his last suspension he was working out during his suspension and the time away was more about his mental health and trying to get his Bipolar Disorder under control. Its not a Manziel thing where he is just a loser, I would bet that this last time period is more about the big picture than trying to keep Gregory away from weed.
     
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  12. Kaiser

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    I read Hollywood Henderson's book but it was years ago. My memory is that he said he played after doing Coke, which is a lot different than Cannabis. I would bet LT was the same. I don't care about Josh Gordon as an example because he is the type of addictive personality that would wash out of a fast food job, much less the NFL.
     
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  13. quickccc

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    we dunno why he never applied for reinstatement, could well be he had another "episode".. ..another " hiccup" that had
    a major factor in him not feeling he's ready to play.
     
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  14. speedkilz88

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    This is incorrect, nfl has changed their drug policies before and it indeed changed for past violators as well.
     
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  15. Aviano90

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    Yup. Scandrick was the beneficiary of a drug policy change several years back, IIRC. I believe he got a reduced suspension when new rules became effective.
     
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  16. Sydla

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    If he can get eligible there is no reason to not give him a shot at making the 53.

    Those saying no are just pushing their own personal feelings about pot, etc.
     
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  17. JoeKing

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    You must be one of those type people that get offended if I self medicate in my own home. Who am I hurting? Their isn't a state in the this country that cares about that as long as I moderate and keep it to myself. One of my neighbors is a deputy sheriff and has no problem what so ever if I self medicate in my own home. So who the hell are you to object? You have no idea how much of a difference it makes to a cancer patient's quality of life. I'm sure the same is true for these athletes that get there bodies beat up every weekend. Recreational use is one thing but medical use is a blessing. Don't tread on me, man!!!
     
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  18. JoeKing

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    I'd give him a shot too but my expectations are zero.
     
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  19. TwentyOne

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    Source and date.
     
  20. TwentyOne

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    I know how it works.

    I just needed to question this idiot in the video. Cant stand this guy.
     

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