REPORT: Randy Gregory Has Filed A Lawsuit Against The NFL And Denver Broncos Over Marijuana Use

Randy Gregory is suing the Denver Broncos and the National Football League over the use of marijuana.

Gregory filed a lawsuit against the league and the Broncos over getting fined more than $500,000 for using marijuana. He’s arguing that he needs marijuana to treat his social anxiety and PTSD.

“Mr. Gregory requested an accommodation from the NFL and Broncos to consume Dronabinol to treat his disabilities,” his lawsuit reads, via ProFootballTalk. “Specifically, Mr. Gregory sought to consume Dronabinol, which is synthetic cannabis, at the direction of his treating physician during non-work hours. The NFL and the Broncos denied his request noting that THC is a federally controlled substance. Since requesting an accommodation, Mr. Gregory has paid $532,500 in penalties to the NFL for consuming THC to treat his disabilities.”

“Regardless of a positive test, Mr. Gregory is expected to play in every game, attend practice, attend media sessions, and fulfill his job responsibilities. In other words, he cannot be suspended for a positive test alone. Significantly, the NFL and the Broncos profited from Mr. Gregory’s continued employment.”


Aside from getting fined, Gregory was also suspended multiple times for using marijuana. Two of his suspensions (in 2017 and 2019) were for the entire year.

He was later reinstated and spent part of last season with the Denver Broncos while also spending time with the San Francisco 49ers. 

Gregory has appeared in 60 games, compiling 106 total tackles, 22 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, and three passes defended.