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JOSH GORDON - Ready For His Comebackwhat
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Thursday for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the league's substance abuse policy. The suspension announcement came a short time after Gordon revealed he was stepping away from football to focus on his mental health. With that said, I will be stepping away from the football field for a bit to focus on my mental health. Robert Kraft, as well as countless others with the Patriots organization for their continued support. I want to thank my fans for their support as well as I continue down the path to getting back to percent.
Considering the constraints placed upon him by his conditional reinstatement from suspension, it's unclear if Gordon is eligible to play in Thursday's preseason finale. In any case, he now has exactly two weeks to get himself into game shape for the Patriots' Week 1 matchup with the Steelers. Though he's been conditionally reinstated and is now on the Patriots' active roster, the team placed placed the wideout on the NFI non-football injury list Sunday. Though Gordon is eligible to play in the regular season, the earliest he'd be able to play in an exhibition game is Aug. From a talent standpoint, Gordon has loads to offer the Patriots offense, but it appears the team intends to ease the year-old back into the mix following his lengthy absence -- a notion supported by Sunday's transaction. In a statement released by the team Saturday, coach Bill Belichick noted "for the past eight months, Josh's situation has been entirely a league matter. When Josh returns to our program, we will evaluate the entire situation and do what we feel is best for Josh and the team.
Josh Gordon could be back with the Patriots before the start of the regular season if everything breaks right for the once-star receiver. Now, it's up to the NFL whether that will happen. On Saturday, Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk reported that the oft-suspended wide receiver has applied for reinstatement. The NFL placed an indefinite ban on Gordon late in the regular season for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the league's drug policy. Gordon last played in the NFL in Week 15 of the season.
The suspension happened just hours after Gordon announced he was taking a break from football to focus on his mental health. Gordon, who has been suspended multiple times for substance abuse, released a statement early Thursday saying that his departure from the Patriots was voluntary. I have recently felt like I could have a better grasp on things mentally. With that said, I will be stepping away from the football field for a bit to focus on my mental health. His attempt to do so is a private and personal matter, which we intend to respect. The Patriots acquired Gordon and a conditional seventh-round draft pick in September from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
NFL has no idea whatís going on with Josh Gordon
A timeline of Josh Gordonís history with substance abuse and suspensions
By Justin Tasch. Josh Gordon is suspended indefinitely. The year-old wide receiver has battled mental health and substance abuse issues throughout his career. Gordon played 11 games for the Patriots, catching 40 passes for yards and three touchdowns, before he announced he was stepping away to deal with mental health issues. He played five games during the season with Cleveland, and after scoring a touchdown in Week 1 of last season was traded to the Patriots. The Browns were preparing to release Gordon before they received a fifth-round pick from New England. Gordon seems to be preparing to play.
Gordon's first two NFL seasons were highly productive; in , his second season, he led all players in receiving yards and was a first-team All-Pro selection. He was indefinitely suspended by the league for his fourth violation during the season, being unable to play for the next three seasons. Following a lengthy rehabilitation period, he was reinstated midway through the season. In September , he was traded to the New England Patriots. In December , after facing another suspension from the NFL, Gordon announced he was stepping away from football to focus on his mental health. Gordon is of Haitian descent.