Josh Gordon’s problems with substance abuse have been well documented over the past few years. But now it’s just sad. The guy is getting paid millions and millions of dollars to play in the NFL yet can’t seem to keep himself clean.
Now his fate is going to be decided by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell following his indefinite suspension. via Cleveland.com:
Josh Gordon, who was due to come off his four-game suspension Monday, remains on the Browns’ reserve/suspended list pending further notice from Commissioner Roger Goodell, a league spokesman told cleveland.com.
Gordon left the team on Thursday and checked himself into inpatient rehab.
A league source told cleveland.com that he’s seeking help for an alcohol problem.
Regardless, Hue Jackson made it clear Thursday the Browns are parting ways with the oft-suspended receiver, who’s been banned for 31 of his last 36 games. They’re likely to release him at some point, but it doesn’t have to be done immediately. He’s not taking up a roster spot or getting paid.
“What’s best for our football team is that we move forward and move on,” Jackson said. “He’s not going to be with us and we wish him well, but we’re moving forward. We’re going to move on.
Dude. Get your life together. You have YEARS and YEARS to get as fucked up as possible as a retired NFL player. Collect the money as a wide receive while you can. Life ain’t getting easier the older you get buddy.