(Cleveland, OH) – Substance abuse problems for Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon have reached fever pitch with the Cleveland Browns. The organization has announced that it plans on releasing Gordon following a patch of troubles that proved to be costly for the talented football player.
It’s being reported that Gordon will miss tomorrow’s game in New Orleans due to a hamstring injury. But many think that it’s internal issues that will sideline Gordon. Josh seemed to be doing better around this time last year when he talked about his struggles with drug abuse in a 13-minute documentary. He had completed a 90 day stint in rehab and seemed to be getting back on track.
But drug use has been constant in Gordon’s life and he detailed the list which includes, outside of alcohol and marijuana, codeine, cough syrup, methazine and cocaine. He spent the majority of the time denying his substance abuse problems since being picked up by the Browns in 2012.
In 2013, he was suspended for two games after testing positive for codeine. In 2014, he missed 10 games after getting a DUI. In 2015, he was benched indefinitely for violating the NFL’s drug police. He was reinstated in 2017. And 2018 would’ve been his first full season back with many wondering if he would stay sober this time around. I guess the Browns didn’t want to wait and find out. They finally ended their relationship with Gordon for good.
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