Seahawks WR Josh Gordon ‘Groundhog Day’ saga takes another wrong turn
Seattle Seahawks wideout Josh Gordon just can’t seem to get out of his own way and his never-ending saga is taking another unfortunate turn on Friday.
According to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Gordon’s conditional reinstatement with the Seahawks has been rescinded and he will be suspended indefinitely again.
#Seahawks WR Josh Gordon's conditional reinstatement has been rescinded and he is now suspended again indefinitely, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 15, 2021
Back in early December, Gordon was conditionally reinstated by the NFL after being suspended by the league at the end of the 2019 season. The veteran wideout was expected to return to Seattle for the final two regular-season games, only for him to have a setback in his reinstatement.
After the league looked into his situation, they’ve decided to suspend him indefinitely again. Seeing that he’s had over a handful of run-ins with being suspended, Gordon’s career in the NFL could be coming to a close with his latest suspension.
Gordon’s issues off of the field began long before he came into the NFL as a supplemental draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2012 out of Baylor. Following a decent rookie season, Gordon would notch 87 receptions for a league-leading 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013 in only 14 games.
However, before the 2014 season, he was suspended for the first time in his NFL career for the first 10 games of the season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Then, the big-play wideout would be suspended for the same reason for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
He would then be suspended yet again to begin the 2017 season and he would be traded to the New England Patriots in 2018. Despite it seeming as if he turned a corner, Gordon would be suspended at the end of the 2018 season, before being released in the 2019 season by the Patriots.
The troubled wide receiver joined the Seahawks in 2019 and played in five games with the franchise. Sadly, it appears that those five games may have been the last time we see Gordon on the field.