Former Seattle Seahawks, and Browns and Patriots as well, wide receiver Josh Gordon officially applied for reinstatement to the NFL on Wednesday as he submitted his letter to the league.
Gordon is 29 now and has been in and out of the league consistently since he formerly seemed like the next breakout star with the Cleveland Browns about 6-7 years ago.
He’s been hit with multiple suspensions involving PED’s, substance abuse, and breaking the league’s marijuana policy. (which has since been changed)
It’s plausible to suggest that some of these suspensions may have been a bit petty and Josh could’ve potentially fixed his real drug abuse issues a couple years ago, who’s to say without knowing him, but regardless they have kept him out of the NFL for a portion of every season he’s played in.
Gordon’s lawyer said in a statement given to the NFL Network that he had relapsed due to his brothers death in November. Now, what the details of “relapsed” means exactly, remains unknown.
“He’s installed the right team around him to make sure he’s on the right path,” the statement said. “He understands he’s been given every chance. He looks forward to making the most of this.”
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If Gordon is reinstated it would be safe to assume the Seahawks may have a strong interest in signing the wideout due to the two party’s mutual familiarity and culture that seemed to form a quality bond last season, and if not, surely one of the other 32 teams will be taking a shot on the uber-talented pass-catcher.