“I mean, it’s bigger than I think some of us think,” he said. “It’s just important for me to go out there, hand over my heart, represent our country and just be thankful and not take anything I’ve been given and my freedom for granted.” – Dak Prescott
The NFL suspended troubled Dallas Cowboys Defensive End Randy Gregory today for a minimum of one year. This recent suspension comes after he sat out 10 games in 2016 for the same reason after serving a 4 game suspension in 2015. Gregory, like troubled Cleveland WR Josh Gordon, has now wasted nearly a full season of NFL experience (and pay) for his bullshit off the field.
Gregory has had a history of problems with Marijuana since he entered the NFL after starring at Nebraska. Considered a high end prospect with a First Round grade on many lists he started his pro career off in the worst of ways; he failed a drug test at the Combine. That failed test assassinated his draft stock and he was drafted 60th Overall in the Second Round by the Cowboys.
The uber talented player with endless potential seems to have an issue with prioritizing his life. He took to the wrong veteran as a rookie hanging with accused and acquitted NFL outcast Greg Hardy and hasn’t done much since arriving in Dallas. What makes this situation all the more tragic is not many have his combination of size, strength and speed. He’s still young and can have a future in football but like Josh Gordon his time is running out. If he doesn’t make changes in his life Gregory will be another cautionary tale told to Rookies about what not to do when becoming a pro.
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Tony Romo gave a press conference yesterday about the Dak Prescott situation.
Kudos to Romo. It takes a lot to give up a starting position on the NFL, especially at the QB position. He is admirable for doing so in the public. Had he not said anything the distraction would have grew as the season progressed. Dak is playing very well and to be 8-1 in this league is very impressive. I deal with a similar situation with a veteran starting quarteback and a rookie draft pick who hadn’t played yet. We lost a game after game and the locker room tension built during this. Eventually one of our star players had enough and blew up after a loss. It was chaos and time for a change. Everyone knew it but know one would say it. Needless to say the team change quarterbacks and the team moved on. Until that point though the simmering resentment ruined the team until the change was made. My point is the Dallas Cowboys needed Romo to do this. In order for the team to continue with the season in a positive manner, the air had to be cleared. Now Cowboys fans can relax and see if Dak Prescott is the future, which he appears to be. If something happens to him you have a decent backup waiting named Tony Romo, class act.
Speaking of class acts, some chick is allegedly trying to extort money from Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, over a (yawn) sex tape. How original. I am sure TMZ has this story covered.