By: Mike Fisher

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FRISCO (105.3 The Fan) – Dallas Cowboys pass-rusher Randy Gregory has failed another drug test and now faces another suspension that will cover an entire year, according to a report from NFL Network.

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Gregory was eligible to return from his existing drug-violation suspension for the last two weeks of this season. However, barring him winning an appeal, Gregory won’t play this season. And the repetitive nature of his violations puts his football future in doubt.

Gregory, 23 and considered a “steal’’ in the 2015 NFL Draft because he slipped to the second round due this this same drug-relation concern, was serving a 10-game suspension on top of the four-game suspension he received back in February for another violation of the NFL substance-abuse policy.

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If this story is accurate, it means Gregory has failed five NFL drug tests starting with the first violation coming at the NFL Scouting Combine.

I’ve reported that Gregory has spent a great deal of time working at The Star in Frisco alongside fellow hopeful (and fellow second-rounder, from the 2016 Draft) Jaylon Smith, a high-character guy who is hoping his injury issues clear up in a way that allows his return to the field. My feeling is that Smith might be a positive influence on Gregory, currently in the second year of his four-year, $3.814 million contract … but seemingly unable to prioritize football over a drug usage that some say is related to an emotional disorder.

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