Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon attended Super Bowl ring ceremony
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended during the playoff run and Super Bowl, but he still got his ring. Pictures that were posted on Gordon’s Instagram showed a nametag at a table and also a picture that was tagged in Foxborough.
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Gordon has been spending most of his time during the suspension in Florida, but made it back up to Massachusetts for the ceremony. In 12 games last season, Gordon caught 41 passes for 737 yards and four touchdowns before being suspended indefinitely.
“Effective today, Josh Gordon has been returned to the Reserve/Commissioner Suspended list indefinitely for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse,” the league announced via NESN.com.
Gordon said after the suspension was handed down that it was mental health issues that caused the suspension. It’s unclear how long the suspension will continue for, but there is a chance he could return before the regular season rolls around.
For now, Gordon has the Super Bowl ring to hold onto, which is the biggest one ever made. Sean Wagner-McGough of CBS Sports broke down the details.
This year’s ring is also unique. As expected, the ring has the final score from the game. It also pays tribute to their other five championships by listing the years they won those titles. You’ll also spot six Lombardi Trophies. On the inside, it says “We are all Patriots.” Beneath the final score, the Patriots have provided a reminder to the rest of the league that they’re “still here” — not that any of the other 31 teams needed a reminder.
The ring contains 422 diamonds and 20 sapphires, which signifies the 20 AFC East titles they have won.