The NFL recently announced that it would begin fining teams with an excess of suspended players on their roster.
The Dallas Cowboys appear to be the first victim.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are facing a fine of $250,000 for having multiple players on their roster suspended.
Dallas has three players- Rolando McClain, Randy Gregory, and DeMarcus Lawrence-facing suspension.
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Gregory, who is facing a 10-game suspension, was initially handed a four-game ban for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Another violation upped his suspension to 10 games, forcing the Cowboys to abandon one of the 2015 draft class’ best players as he seeks treatment.
Lawrence’s appeal of a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy was denied in May.
McClain, who is suspended for 10 games for the same violation as his teammates, was not on the team’s charter flight to California for training camp on Thursday. If he does not appear before Friday’s 2 p.m. PT deadline, he could be subject to a fine.
As of now, it is very likely that team owner Jerry Jones will be handing league offices a hefty sum of money.
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