The next time we might see Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon on the field will be for the start of the 2016 NFL season. After serving a 10-game suspension last year, Gordon received season-long suspension for once again violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy earlier this year.
Gordon’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has been keeping in touch with the wide receiver. He provided an explanation of Gordon’s current status:
“With Josh, he’s hanging in there,” Drew Rosenhaus said over the weekend, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He’s biding his time. It’s a difficult process and it’s meant to be difficult, obviously. But I’ve got faith in him and he’ll get through this tough time and he still has a very bright future in the NFL in my opinion.”
The ultra-talented receiver, who is banned from the Browns’ facility, is spending time with his teammates away from the complex. He is also being tested 10 times per month by the NFL.
What the future holds for 24-year-old receiver in Cleveland remains to be seen. Gordon showed a great deal of promise during the 2013 season, leading the league with 1,646 receiving yards in 14 games. It’s not about on-field ability here. Gordon simply hasn’t been able to stay out of trouble off the field.
While he awaits his return to the field, Gordon is getting support from his teammates:
“The players on this team really care about Josh,” Rosenhaus said. “(Cornerback) Joe Haden’s been great to him and so have all of his friends on the team. That’s really meant a lot to Josh during this difficult time.”
All Gordon can do at this point is keep in shape and stay out of trouble off the field. He will probably be given one more chance to prove he’s changed his ways. If not, a once promising career could soon be over.
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