It has been a pretty wild Monday following the dismantling of the Denver Broncos on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. The Broncos fired head coach Nathaniel Hackett a few weeks short of the season finale and now they lose one of their star pass rushers for a game.
The NFL has suspended Broncos outside linebacker Randy Gregory for a game for his actions against the Rams on Sunday. Gregory and Rams guard Oday Aboushi were both suspended for next week’s games for throwing punches at each other.
Unfortunately, football is a very emotional sport for not only fans, but especially the players. Something like this happens every year. For teams that were already eliminated from postseason possibilities, it is just a frustration thing and luckily nobody got severely hurt from the on-field altercation.
Ideally, you would have liked to have seen Gregory play out the rest of the season without any issues arising. Gregory had dealt with injuries this season and has only appeared in six of the team’s games. He has a chance to play in the final week of the season, against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Throughout his NFL career, Gregory had been suspended multiple times, primarily for violating the league’s Substance Abuse Policy. Add this latest suspension to his resumé and it is just a really bad look for himself.
At the end of the day, I am happy that his suspension is not due to drug use like his previous situations. However, this is not ideal for him.
As the video footage clearly shows, Gregory was the one that initiated the situation in a physical manner. It’s unknown what the verbal communication was all about.
The Denver Broncos signed Gregory as a free agent from the Dallas Cowboys to a 5-year contract worth $70 million. They have a potential out of his contract in 2025.