Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was as disappointed as anyone last week when the league announced Randy Gregory would be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the substance abuse policy.
But Jones remains firm in his support of Gregory, whose failed a drug test at the combine was the only reason the Cowboys were able to snatch him up in the second round in the first place.
“Anybody who has had any type of substance treatment knows that Rome was not built in a day,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. "That's not being too tolerant. That's being patient. He just happens to have a job that has zero tolerance at some point for any ingestion of substance. He has got to work with a complete understanding that at some point there are consequences. Even if you're making improvement there can be consequences. That is what he is suffering from and consequently our team is suffering.
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“As much as anything, he's got to see that he hurts a lot of people when he doesn't really adhere to the program.”