The up-and-down (largely down) career of Josh Gordon with the Cleveland Browns has likely come to an end.
Gordon has checked himself into an in-person drug treatment program, indefinitely delaying his return to the gridiron. The long-troubled receiver was set to return from his four-game suspension following this week’s game.
That’s no longer going to be the case, as Gordon himself announced on Thursday.
WR Josh Gordon is entering an in-patient rehabilitation facility. pic.twitter.com/pv7ZD5KZuB
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 29, 2016
The Browns initially showed support for Gordon’s decision.
Though, it now appears that the organization is completely moving on from the still young pass catcher.
Josh Gordon's career with #Browns is likely over. Not expected to receive another shot with this regime. Sad he couldn't turn it around here
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) September 29, 2016
Gordon’s chemical dependency dates back to his college days at Baylor. Since entering the NFL back in 2012, the former Pro Bowler has been suspended multiple times.
He had to sit out two games in 2013 and 11 games in 2014, both for violation’s of the league’s substance abuse policy. He was then suspended for the entire 2015 season for yet another violation.
No one should blame the Browns for deciding to move on from Gordon. Let’s just hope he gets his house in order off the field. This is all that matters now.