Gordon has been suspended 6 times for substance abuse policy violations
Former Cleveland Browns standout wide receiver Josh Gordon is hoping to make another return to the NFL. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gordon has applied for reinstatement with commissioner Roger Goodell.
Gordon is currently serving an indefinite NFL suspension for repeated violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. He last played for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2019 season before being suspended by Goodell. It is Gordon’s sixth NFL suspension dating back to his time in Cleveland, which began in 2012 and lasted until the Browns traded him to New England after one game in 2018.
Gordon has battled substance abuse and chemical dependency issues since middle school. He chronicled his rampant drug abuse, which includes barbituates, cocaine and PEDs, in a lengthy interview near the end of his Browns tenure.
No word on if the NFL will approve his latest bid for reinstatement.
Josh Gordon, still suspended by NFL, joins Johnny Manziel in Fan Controlled Football
Former Cleveland Browns standout wide receiver Josh Gordon has resurfaced with another attempt to keep his fledgling football career alive.
Gordon was officially released by the Seattle Seahawks, where he last played in 2019. The troubled wideout was already indefinitely suspended by the NFL for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy stemming from January.
He will join another former Browns teammate in the Fan Controlled Football league. Gordon will once again line up with quarterback Johnny Manziel with the Zappers in the unusual upstart league.
Gordon set the NFL on fire early in his career, leading the NFL in receiving yards in 2013. He’s been suspended several times for well-documented drug and alcohol addiction issues that Gordon himself admits date back to middle school.
Gordon can return in Week 16 to the Seahawks
Josh Gordon is getting yet another chance in the NFL. The talented but troubled wide receiver is being reinstated by the NFL from his latest indefinite suspension.
Numerous reports, including from Jay Glazer of FOX Sports and Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, indicate Gordon has been reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell in time to play in the final two weeks. Gordon has remained on the suspended list with the Seattle Seahawks, where he wound up in 2019 after being waived by the New England Patriots. Gordon caught seven passes in five games for Seattle in 2019.
He was suspended by Goodell for his latest violation of the league’s substance abuse and performance-enhancing drug policy last December. It was Gordon’s sixth suspension since joining the NFL in 2012 as a supplemental draft pick by the Browns. He played 41 games in six calendar years with the Browns, punctuated by an All-Pro performance in 2013 where he led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,696.
The Browns finally ended their relationship with the self-admitted drug and alcohol addict in 2018.
Josh Gordon once again applies for another reinstatement
He’s been gone from Cleveland for two years now, but the shadow of Josh Gordon never really goes away. The former Browns wide receiver has once again applied for reinstatement from the NFL to end another drug-related suspension.
The NFL Network reported that Gordon is seeking to try once again to get back into the league. He is on his eighth suspension since entering the league in 2011, all for substance abuse issues.
After a spectacular 2012 in Cleveland, where Gordon led the NFL with over 1,600 receiving yards, he’s missed 51 total games due to various suspensions. The Browns finally gave up on Gordon and traded him to the New England Patriots in 2018. He spent part of 2019 in Seattle before his latest suspension.