Indefinite Suspension isn’t a new thing to Josh Gordon. Once again, Josh Gordon has found a way for it.
Josh Gordon, New England Patriot’s wide receiver, announced that he is stepping away from the football field for a bit to focus on his mental health. He just wrote ‘for a bit’ and did not specify the duration he is going to be absent from the football field.
Gordon made the news public through his twitter handle where he said, “I take my mental health very seriously at this point to ensure I remain able to perform at the highest level. I have recently felt like I could have a better grasp on things mentally. With that said, I will be stepping away from football for a bit to focus on my mental health.”
The former Cleveland Brown standout also thanked his coach Belichick among many others. Gordon wrote, “I would like to thank Coach Belichick, Mr. Kraft, as well as countless others within the Patriots organization for their continued support. I want to thank my fans for their support as well as I continue down the path getting back to 100%.”
As per NFL media’s Tom Pelissero, Gordon is facing an indefinite suspension for violating terms of his reinstatement under the substance abuse policy.
Shortly after Gordon’s statement on Twitter, New England Patriots came up with their own tweet in response. Patriots wrote, “We support Gordon in his continued efforts to focus on his health. His attempt to do so is a private and personal matter, which we intend to respect.”
Statement from the New England Patriots on Josh Gordon: pic.twitter.com/tXmXrXVrJL
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 20, 2018
Anyone who has been following the NFL knows Gordon’s history with suspension and the substance abuse.
Gordon has been suspended multiple times in his career for substance abuse and this time it might be never coming back and definitely not this season as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
In 2014, before being reinstated midway through last season, Gordon was indefinitely suspended by the NFL.
Also, Gordon missed 2015 and 2016 seasons back to back following suspension related to substance abuse. He was later reinstated in the 2017 season.