Josh Gordon has not stepped onto a NFL field since December 21st, 2014. The highly skilled receiver was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, but only played in 35 games in his career. He’s been suspended so many times that it’s hard to keep track of his current status. One thing is for certain though, he hasn’t played contributed to his team in quite some time. The perception of Gordon was that he was a victim of the NFL’s (and America’s) anti-marijuana stance. In an interview/documentary on The Undefeated, Gordon came clean about much more drug use than he had ever admitted to before.
“I’ve used alcohol on many, many occasions, Xanax on many occasions, cocaine several occasions, marijuana most of my life, codeine, cough syrup, methazine is very prevalent where I’m from,” Gordon admitted. “It’s what I grew up using.”
He also relived the costly night of partying with Johnny Manziel before the 2014 season finale.
Gordon also described the night before the 2014 season finale, when he was out partying, in part with Johnny Manziel, and missed the meeting and walk-through the next morning before the game in Baltimore.
“The 2014 season I was suspended 10 games for the DUI,” he said. “I needed six games for it to count as fully accrued towards being a restricted free agent the next year. I was suspended 10, got to play the last five. The sixth game, end of the season, stayed out late but the thing is we had to be up in the morning for like a 7:30 team meeting.
“I didn’t wake up until 10 o’clock, 10:15, coming out of a blackout, I’m getting a bunch of texts and calls, from coaches like ‘where are you at, we’re headed to the tarmac already.’ I’m like ‘aw sh–,’ so drove up to the tarmac, and our general manager at the time, he kind of pulls me to the side and talks to me, he’s like ‘I’m sorry Josh, but you’re not going on this plane.’ I was watching the plane go off and it was like well ‘f– it, let’s go home, let’s party.’
Gordon, who is only 26 years old, will reportedly ask the NFL for reinstatement soon. There will likely be a 4-game suspension waiting for him.