Josh Gordon had plenty of opportunities to play wide receiver for the Browns, Patriots and Seahawks. Now suspended for violating NFL substance abuse policy for the fifth time in his career, running close to the void for his chances. He saw his time with Cleveland come to an end after six off-season seasons when he was in New England last year. After the Pats cut last month, the Seahawks took him in with a resignation.
Here’s a look at all the events dating back more than eight years – from his days at Baylor starting to derail him to his constant relapses while in the NFL – leading up to that point not returning to Cleveland, plus his latest issues England and now Seattle.
The timing of Josh Gordon
October 7, 2010 – Gordon, then a sophomore at Baylor, is asleep in the passenger seat of a car belonging to his teammate Willie Jefferson, who is also passing out of a Taco Bell. Both Gordon and Jefferson reported drug abuse after finding marijuana in the car. Jefferson started the team with the second such offense, and the charges were later charged against Gordon.
July 25, 2011 – Gordon is suspended indefinitely by the program by Baylor coach Art Briles for violating the team’s rules. It was later reported that Gordon had failed a drug test as he tested positive for marijuana.
August 25, 2011 – Gordon decides to move from Baylor to Utah. “We felt it was worth a second chance and we gave it,” Utes coach Kyle Whittingham said. Before the deadline expired, Gordon thought about joining the NFL draft this summer. He wouldn’t play down for Utah.
July 12, 2012 – Gordon goes into the NFL draft, the Browns use a second option to pick him.
July 16, 2012 – Gordon has signed his first NFL contract, a four-year, $ 5.3 million deal with the Browns.
September 5th-5th. 30, 2012 – Gordon plays in all 16 games for the Browns and starts 13 as an impressive league. He places 50 catches for 805 yards and 5 TDs.
June 7, 2013 – Gordon takes over NFL’s first suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He is forced to miss the first two games of the Browns’ season.
November 24-Dec. 1, 2013 – Gordon becomes the first NFL player to post consecutive 200-meter shooting games, destroying the Steelers for 237 and then raising 261 more than the Jaguars.
December 27, 2013 – Gordon gets his name in the Pro Bowl with the power to lead the league with 1,646 yards. He also won the first team All-Pro for this breakout season.
July 5, 2014 – Gordon was arrested on suspicion of driving while in Raleigh, N.C. Gordon was reported to have accelerated and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.9, above the legal limit.
August 27, 2014 – Gordon takes over the NFL’s second suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, this time for a whole year.
September 19, 2014 – Gordon has reduced his suspension to 10 games in line with the new NFL policy.
November 17, 2014 – Gordon is restored by the NFL. This week, in his first game, the Falcons burn for eight catches and 120 yards.
December 27, 2014 – Gordon is suspended by the Browns for a game, the finale of their season against the Ravens, in violation of team rules.
January 25, 2015 – Gordon faces a second suspension of the NFL two years after a positive alcohol test.
February 3, 2015 – Gordon is suspended by the NFL for a year again without pay and is not eligible for a refund until the start of the 2016 season.
January 20, 2016 – Gordon is applying for reintegration into the NFL.
April 12, 2016 – Gordon’s report on reintegration is rejected because of another failed drug trial.
July 25, 2016 – Gordon is reinstated by the NFL on condition that he can attend training camp, but remains posted for the first four games of the regular season.
September 29, 2016 – Gordon decides to enter a rehabilitation facility rather than try to return from his most recent suspension. “This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will allow me to take full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my potential as an individual,” Gordon said in a statement. follow. “I appreciate the support of the NFL, the NFLPA, the Browns, my compatriots, my agent and the community through this extremely difficult process.”
October 30, 2016 – Gordon is released from detox after 30 days but remains in the NFL reserve / suspended from the roster.
March 1, 2017 – Gordon is re-applying for reintegration into the NFL.
March 29, 2017 – Browns GM Sashi Brown says the team has not ruled out reinstating Gordon every time he has been restored. “We’re not in a broad receiver to turn a guy like Josh if we feel like he’s installed,” Brown said. “Josh will have the opportunity to apply again to the NFL and then we will decide when we know what is going on.”
May 11, 2017 – Gordon’s latest report on recovery is not allowed by the NFL.
November 1, 2017 – Gordon returns to the NFL on probation, with the possibility of returning to play for the Browns in Week 13.
November 30, 2017 – Gordon is officially fired from the Commissoner’s discharge and becomes eligible to play.
December 3, 2017 – Gordon targets 11 times against his Chargers. Beats 4 passes for 85 yards in a 19-10 loss.
December 10, 2017 – Gordon scores his first TD in four seasons against the Packers. Beats 3 passes for 69 yards in a 27-21 loss.
December 31, 2017 – Gordon catches 4 passes for 115 yards against the Steelers. It is his first 100-yard receiving game since ’14 against the Falcons.
March 13, 2018 – Gordon has signed a $ 790,000 contract with the Browns.
August 18, 2018 – Gordon, after some personal time, reports to Brown’s training camp after missing three weeks.
August 24, 2018 – Gordon is free to participate in team wanderings.
August 25, 2018 – Gordon is activated from the Browns injury / non-injury list.
August 27, 2018 – Gordon, dealing with the injury, is ready to play but does not start with coach Hue Jackson. Gordon is expected to be in a “race count” of opponents against the Steelers in Week 1.
September 9, 2018 – Gordon plays 69 of 89 offensive tackles in Week 1 against the Steelers, turning one catch into a 17-yard touchdown.
September 11, 2018 – Gordon is listed as a starter for Week 2 at Saints.
September 15, 2018 – Gordon is out for the second week in New Orleans with an injury without losing practice all week. Gordon was injured during a group photo shoot and the NFL Network also reported that the Browns had confidence issues about his appearance late Saturday.
September 15, 2018 – Gordon is in the process of being traded or released by the Browns, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Browns plan to move on because they are worried about a relapse, according to multiple reports.
September 16, 2018 – Gordon is confirmed to be facing no further discipline from the NFL, according to a report by Jay Glazer’s The Athletic.
September 17, 2018 – Gordon transfers to the Patriots in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick. The Browns have made calls from eight to ten teams interested in making a deal on the controversial wideout.
September 30, 2018 – Gordon makes his debut for the Patriots. He traps two passes for 32 yards from New England’s 38-7 win over Miami. “I have no doubt that I will take this opportunity,” Gordon said after the win (via Boston.com). “I’m more than blessed, I’m very grateful to be put into this scenario. I think the only thing I need to do is take full advantage of it.”
October 29, 2018 – The Gordon Patriots’ discipline for delay, which put him for about a quarter in their Week 8 matchup with the Bills. The New England decision comes from Gordon who arrived late at Gillette Stadium on Sunday before the team leaves for Buffalo, according to The Athletic.
December 20, 2018 – Gordon announces that he ‘is leaving the football field to focus on his mental health’. A few hours later, the NFL announces that the patriot receiver is again suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. t to help the Patriots win the Super Bowl 53 over the Rams, their solid contributions to the regular production run with 40 catches, 720 yards and 3 TDs, is rewarded with a ring.
March 12, 2019 – Gordon gets a second round from the Patriots, ensuring that they want to keep him after re-entering the league.
March 28, 2019 – Gordon is talking to Commissioner Roger Goodell during an NFL meeting in Arizona, in which he admits that league officials hope Gordon will be able to return to action soon.
August 26, 2019 – Gordon is officially back from the NFL after a lengthy discussion. Patriots are learning that it may be available to them from the first week.
September 8, 2019 – Gordon immediately delivers his first game back to the Patriots, giving the Steelers 3 catches, 73 yards and a TD in a 33-3 victory.
October 10, 2019 – Gordon suffers a knee injury against the Giants. this happens while trying to make a touchdown-saving tackle on New York linebacker Markus Golden after a Brady spy Tom.
October 23, 2019 – Gordon lands in an injured reserve with a knee injury.
October 31, 2019 – Gordon resigns from IR to seek opportunities with other teams. The Patriots, despite some wide receiver issues even after trading for Mohamed Sanu, gave no real reason for Gordon’s decision to move on.
1 November 2019 – Gordon is exonerated from the Seahawks at the request of his general, Russell Wilson. (Seattle was the No. 28 team in the lineup.)
4 November 2019 – Gordon spends his physics with the Seahawks, orbiting him to debut Seattly in a big West NFC game in San Francisco.
10 November 2019 – Gordon is considered the game’s decision for the 49ers game after his first full training with the Seahawks on Friday before the game.
December 16, 2019 – Gordon is suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating NFL policies on performance enhancing and abuse substances.
Contribution: Tadd Haislop