Former Baylor Star Was Drunk, Stoned Before NFL Games
A former standout Baylor Bear wide receiver is being given another chance by the National Football League.
According to KWTX, Josh Gordon was reinstated on a conditional basis by NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell last week.
In an interview with GQ magazine, Gordon said he used drugs or alcohol before every one of his NFL games.
“A bunch of guys smoke weed before the game,” he said, explaining that he, too, was under the influence “every game of [his] career.”
Gordon is appeared at the Cleveland Browns facility Tuesday. The Cleveland Browns are the one and only team Gordon has played with in the NFL.
Sashi Brown, executive vice president of football operations for the Cleveland Browns, said that he’s had very little contact with Gordon since his reinstatement to the NFL. Gordon, now 26 years old, has been blessed with another chance to play the game he loves. Gordon is allowed to attend team meetings, but must work out alone. If he fulfills all of the necessary requirements, he can begin practicing with the Browns on November 20th.
Gordon has missed 51 games since 2014 due to drug related suspensions. He started at Baylor University from 2009-10, but he failed a drug test in 2011 and transferred to Utah, where he never actually saw any playing time. Even without playing, Josh Gordon entered the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft and was picked in the 2nd round.