Bill Belichick won’t comment on Josh Gordon’s future with the Patriots
The New England Patriots have been put in a tough spot with star wide receiver Josh Gordon experiencing another personal setback that has once again put his NFL career in jeopardy.
At this point, there are still plenty of details that remain unclear that include his future with the Patriots, as his actions have resulted in another suspension. Head coach Bill Belichick didn’t provide much clarity on that front on Friday, stating that the team has their focus on the upcoming game on Sunday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Asked whether the team will continue to work with Gordon or move on, coach Bill Belichick said this: “We’re going to get ready for Buffalo and play Buffalo on Sunday.”
New England has directed their focus toward what they can control at this time, which is preparing for Sunday’s game against the Bills and whatever occurs on the football field. Gordon’s situation is a matter that is completely out of their hands with the league now stepping in to assess it entirely.
The only plan of action that New England can take at this time is to allow for him to have the time to address this matter on his own with time away from the team. The rest will lie with what the NFL decides to do with this latest development, as it will mark the fifth time he has violated the league’s substance-abuse policy.
Once the NFL makes their ruling on the matter, the Patriots will step in to make a decision on his future with the team beyond that point. In the meantime, the team’s focus will be on reaching the playoffs and contending for the Super Bowl.