Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick put together a great training camp. Then he was suspended for four games under the league’s substance abuse policy. Then, this week, the league changed their substance abuse policy--which will allow Scandrick to return to action immediately.
Scandrick, the most tenured corner the Cowboys have, is ready to go.
“I’ve got a whole lot to prove,” Scandrick said, per the team’s website. “I’ve missed two games. I want to pick up where I left off. All of my goals, my season goals, are right ahead of me.”
Scandrick put up career highs in both interceptions (2) and passes deflected (12) in 2013, which made his ultimately abbreviated suspension all the more painful for the team.
“We all recognize that we made a mistake, and we’ll pay the price for making a mistake by being admitted into the substance abuse program for the amount of time that the clinician decides,” Scandrick said. “I’m not worried about it. I’m focused. I’m focused on football and I’m excited. I’m excited about this team. I’m excited about this defense, and most of all, I’m excited about Sunday’s game.”
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