Jerry Jones on Randy Gregory: ‘He may be an ugly baby, but he’s our baby’
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doubled-down on his insistence the organization will continue to stand by and support Randy Gregory. And he did so in a distinctly Jerry Jones-ian manner.
Discussing Gregory’s now-myriad and troublesome off-field issues, Jones said the following on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]: “He’s our baby. He may be an ugly baby, but he’s our baby.”
Gregory currently is serving a 14-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The defensive end is staring down a season-long suspension — one that would be served upon completion of the current one — for failing yet another drug test, this time reportedly for marijuana. It is reportedly his sixth failed drug test and would mean Gregory would have to sit out the entirety of the 2017 NFL season.
Jones’ more colorful comments on Tuesday concerning Gregory’s uphill battle echoed what he said on Sunday.
“I, of course, know the details of his situation, and I can’t and I won’t comment on details about it,” Jones said, via the Star-Telegram. “But I am not giving up on Randy Gregory for the Cowboys and certainly not giving up on him as a person in life — at all. Not that it makes any difference that I do, but I do not dismiss him from our future.”
Jones added on Tuesday that Gregory continues to receive treatment. But there’s no way around the fact Gregory faces a stacked deck in any hope to resurrect his now-flailing NFL career. Although it appears from Jones’ comments that the Cowboys remain in his corner. For now.