Josh Gordon enters in-patient rehab instead of returning to football


Josh Gordon has recently announced that he will be putting his return from suspension on hold and instead will be entering into an in-patient drug rehabilitation facility. The decision to enter into the program comes one week before he is due to be re-instated to the NFL. Gordon decided that he needed to step away from his NFL career and his return to the Cleveland Browns to enter into rehab in order to get his life back on track.

Sashi Brown, Cleveland’s VP of football operations, says he and the Browns support Gordon’s decision that Gordon’s health should be his primary focus. Deciding not to comment on Gordon’s position with the Browns, Brown also made the comment that the Browns want nothing more than for Gordon to be successful in his personal and professional life.

Gordon missed the entire 2015 season with multiple drug policy violations. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had reinstated Gordon back in July, however, a failed drug test in March of this year, kept Gordon suspended for the first four games of the regular season.

Gordon, who was selected in the 2012 NFL Supplementary draft, led all NFL receivers in 2013 with 1,646 yards.