Words by Jiggy Jones
Cleveland Browns wide receiver, Josh Gordon has not played in a National Football League game since the 2014 season. In that season alone, he played 5 games as a result of multiple failed attempts to abide by the NFL’s substance abuse policy. In a recent mini- documentary with Uninterrupted, Gordon goes into detail of his usage and a number of mistakes he has learned from, in order to return back to the field and his family.
The documentary begins with a voiceover from renowned ESPN sports personality and journalist, Stephen A. Smith. Smith has always been an adamant speaker against players who’s off the field antics jeopardizes their chances of greatness as professionals.
Gordon states that college coaches helped him pass his drug tests, only encouraging the disruptive behavior to continue.
“That was I think, my real first experience with like, getting over on the system and that authority not being taken serious,” states the 26-year-old receiver.
With 70 straight days in rehab, he has not participated in any football activity in an extensive period of time.
From his 2013 season alone, preeminent talent is what he possesses. Gordon draws comparisons to the likes of future NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver, Terrell Owens. His unparalleled skill set would torch many NFL secondary’s.
At this stage of his life, the Houston native acknowledges his setbacks, but understands the imperative nature to his comeback.
The former all-pro receiver is a father as well. Following the completion of his rehab, he plans to return to be a father and role model to his daughter. His efforts to return to eminence is well documented. He relies on the triple Fs as his motivational backbone: Faith, Family and Football.