Cowboys Face $250K Fine For Having 3 Suspended Players on The Roster

Randy Gregory

The season hasn’t even started yet and the Dallas Cowboys are losing already.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Dallas Cowboys are facing a fine of at least $250,000 for having three suspended players on their roster.

Linebacker Rolando McClain is suspended for the first 4 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is also suspended for the first 4 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Defensive end Randy Gregory is the worst of the trio, having failed 5 drug test.  He was originally suspended for the first 4 games as well, but his most recent failed test may result in a longer suspension.

The club remittance policy was created to hold teams accountable for acquiring players who have violated various NFL policies, by fining the teams an amount that equals up to 25 percent of the worth of the suspended players’ salaries.

According to the policy: “When a player is suspended without pay for a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy, Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse or Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances, the club that employed the player at the time of the violation will be required to remit to the Management Council a portion of the player’s salary that is deemed forfeited by virtue of his suspension. The collected funds will be used to support the steroid and drug policies, the Player Care Foundation, and other research and player engagement programs.”

Last season, any team with three suspended players was fined $250,000 and the league fines are not expected to decrease.

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