Josh Gordon Suspended Indefinitely for Substance Violation (Again)

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Just a pre-emptive observation: this may be a case of not making himself available for testing.

Edit: Sounds like Schefter has some details..
 
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Yes, he seems like a genuinely good guy. It's a shame.
 

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It may be cold but I believe the calculation was that his off field risk no longer outweighed his on field production.
 

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If Sunday was his last game he finished his career making an amazing, diving 50 yard grab and throwing a pick.

Surprised to see PEDs rolled into the suspension. He did seem to bounce back awfully quickly from having his leg turned into a pretzel though. Is Adderall a PED in NFL land?
 

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I knew it! It was a bad idea for Seattle to pick him up.

Is Weed considered a PED?
 

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An all-time What-If player; over 2400 yards in his first two seasons as a 21/22 year old catching passes primarily from Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell.
Substances probably stole a HOF career. He was that talented. His ridiculous 2013 season of 1,646 yards was done in 14 games. Was on pace for like 100/1900/11. Hope he gets the help he needs.
 

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Poor kid. Hope he is able to get some help

Now if this is all because he was popping a few edibles then really shame on the NFL.
Beat your kids, cool, smoke so weed? Hell no.
 

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Until we know more details, we should probably lay off the weed jokes.

But, I do have to ask, as an aside: WTF was Carroll thinking about having him throw a pass? From what I can tell, he's never thrown one either professionally or in college ball.
 

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Sad news. Still hoping he gets the help he obviously needs.
Unfortunately he is going to have to start to handle this on his own. His NFL career is likely over now. I hope he has good family, it’s going to be very dark days ahead for him. I wish him the best but not confident.
 

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Ugh was really rooting for him in any uniform. Busted for the cheating and fun stuff at the same time as well. I'm bummed
 

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A few thoughts:

1. This sure puts the “He ran 22MPH on a treadmill recovering from injury” thing into perspective, doesn’t it?

2. Is former PED enthusiast Tim Montgomery (who Gordon trained with during last season’s suspension) implicated in any of this? There have been whispers that Montgomery is still involved with PEDs in recent years as he’s become a well regarded trainer.
 
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An all-time What-If player; over 2400 yards in his first two seasons as a 21/22 year old catching passes primarily from Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell.
If a freak injury comes up, maybe you say , "what if?" What if Orr, Namath had been rested instead of playing hurt as youngsters. But Josh Gordon? How many chances does he need for us to see this is what was always going to happen. Short of lovking him up and letting him out to play, this is who he is.
 
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I maintain that catching 87 passes for 1646 yards and 9 touchdowns, while being thrown to by Brandon weeden and Jason campbell, while being drunk and high, is the most impressive athletic achievement in the history of humanity.
 

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I maintain that catching 87 passes for 1646 yards and 9 touchdowns, while being thrown to by Brandon weeden and Jason campbell, while being drunk and high, is the most impressive athletic achievement in the history of humanity.
It's the reverse Gretzky! or Reverse Blair Macdonald.
Macdonald scored 46 goals on Gretzky's line then after being traded was out of the NHL within a year.
 

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Patriots cut him for reasons not related to substance abuse anyway.

Kind of a cold take...
I'm not sure that's something we can really state definitively.


It sucks though. There's gonna be a 30 for 30 on him in like 20 years and I have no idea if the final ending will be happy or sad.