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Thread: Hill: Gregory Suspended At Least One Year

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    The organization knew the league rules when they drafted Gregory and they knew he had a history with pot. They need to recognize their bad decision and move on from him. The lawmakers will have to deal with the legal issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.T. Fan View Post
    The organization knew the league rules when they drafted Gregory and they knew he had a history with pot. They need to recognize their bad decision and move on from him. The lawmakers will have to deal with the legal issues.
    Exactly. Even though many of us bemoan that “it’s just pot” everyone knew the federal government and league’s policy on pot when they decided to take a risk on the guy.

    It’s tantamount to a company hiring a person who has a long well-documented history of sexual harassment and bigotry, then being surprised that the person is constantly being referred to HR for EO violations.

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    So now a guy with demons in his head and pot as his crutch has a year off.

    I don't expect that we'll ever see him play for Dallas again.

    If the league feels that pot is so bad, they should have more of a support system in place. Maybe monitor them more closely, test more frequently when they have multiple violations...or how about this? Actually approach the player's mental health and honestly try to help him. Laying a kid off for a year is essentially telling them "sink or swim". Which is easy enough to do I suppose if you don't already have psychological issues...which Gregory has admitted he battles with.

    The league has gone all-in on the concussion protection now that the years of neglect came to surface. It will likely take a similar backlash to impact any kind of change to the way they handle pot.

    Sucks for us as fans, as he was a much needed spark the last couple games. But even worse for him, having to deal with his own mental issues and the fact he ruined his career trying to self-medicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P_T View Post
    I think it's exactly just that... he will be eligible to play again 1/6/2017. The thing I don't like is the "at least" part? What does that mean? It's a year unless he has further violations? Or is he gone a year minimum and he is then eligible to return at the commissioners discretion?
    See Aldon Smith, this way the Man, Roger Goodell, can show he is powerful in stuff.

    I still don't get how he is suspended for a year if he in fact missed a test because he was in rehab.

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    the guy is going to go into a second contract and only played about 6 games. The only way we can really bring him back is if he takes a contract very similar to his rookie year deal and gets counseling. This guy worked himself out of roughly 15 million dollars already given he wont get anywhere near a 2nd year deal for pass rushers in the NFL, he better come back with his head on straight.

    And no IDGAF if players smoke pot. Rules are rules, abide by them at your job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GForce78NJ View Post
    the guy is going to go into a second contract and only played about 6 games. The only way we can really bring him back is if he takes a contract very similar to his rookie year deal and gets counseling. This guy worked himself out of roughly 15 million dollars already given he wont get anywhere near a 2nd year deal for pass rushers in the NFL, he better come back with his head on straight.

    And no IDGAF if players smoke pot. Rules are rules, abide by them at your job.
    The sad thing is the vast amount of players who do smoke weed but never get busted. It's not a matter of if you can smoke weed in the NFL. You just can't be a retard about it.

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    Carl Lawson!

    Taco Charlton!

    Takkarist McKinley!

    Charles Harris!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleton View Post
    Carl Lawson!

    Taco Charlton!

    Takkarist McKinley!

    Charles Harris!
    Yes to all, specifically McKinley or Taco Charlton. Should have a pick of a bunch of nice DE/DT's in this draft. Should be fun to watch this defense grow

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