NFL denies reinstatement of Josh Gordon in the upcoming 2017 season
Josh Gordon will have to wait till the fall to try to get reinstated by the NFL as his current application was denied for the 2017 season
He applied in early March. He can reapply for reinstatement in the fall.
Gordon hasn’t played in a regular-season NFL game since 2014. His business manager Michael Johnson told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Gordon was living with him and was “in the best place mentally that he has been in dating back years before entering the NFL.”
Josh Gordon is a 26-year-old kid with some obvious problems. He has been kicked off two teams in college for substance abuse problems, failing drug tests. Last preseason he was conditionally reinstated and caught five receptions for 116 yards before he checked himself into another rehab center.
The good side of this is his age. Josh Gordon being only 26 gives him some time to get right at least. The WR in 2013 caught 87 passes for a league leading 1646 yards. Gordon has some talent that is def. getting wasted here.
The Browns vice president Sashi Brown has indicated that Gordon would be welcomed back to the club in reinstated.
“Listen, assuming he would play at the level we started to see glimpses of last preseason and certainly in the league before, [Gordon] would be a talent I think no team in the NFL would turn down if he got back in. Our decision with Josh is just understanding where he is in this process and being able to have him,” he said.
Josh Gordon is a great player with a problem. The NFL not working better with him doesn’t make any sense to me. Talk about an all time redemption story if he can make his way back. But if we are talking about weed here they need to just stop with this. I know it’s a banned substance, and you have to be a moron to test positive for it in the NFL, but some guys just need help. If this is a case where he needs to be saved from himself.