5 Year Member
This was a phenomenal article I read diving into the challenges Gregory has dealt with growing up and going through his NFL experience. It's been easy to mock him and challenge his "willingness" to remain sober but I highly recommend reading this to understand him and his situation better
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/25426510/dallas-cowboys-randy-gregory-talks-being-real-bad-placeGregory, once a promising defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, had spent the better part of 2017 underground. He had been suspended from the NFL for repeatedly violating the league's substance-abuse policy, was still smoking pot and had very little chance of ever returning to the NFL. In early December 2017, he sent a text to his lawyer:
" ... I'm a 25-year-old pro athlete with no friends. No income/job. Can't make my own decisions or go as I please. Have to check in with everyone for approval ..."