After emerging as one of the most promising and electrifying offensive players in the game from 2012-2014, Josh Gordon’s NFL story has since turned into a cautionary tale for potential professional athletes all over the country.
The Cleveland Browns selected Gordon in the second-round of the Supplemental NFL Draft in 2012, after a college career at Baylor and Utah that was marred by failed drug tests and trouble off the field.
He quickly became a force at the professional level, leading the league with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013 – just his second NFL season.
Gordon has since been dealt multiple suspensions for substance abuse. He was recently conditionally reinstated to the NFL by commissioner Roger Goodell, but he still has to meet strict requirements before he will actually be allowed to return to the Browns for practice or games.
In an interview with Clay Skipper of GQ magazine that was released on Monday, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver opened up on hard-hitting topics such as his battles with addiction, his latest attempt at making an NFL comeback, and then fact that he used drugs or alcohol before every NFL game he played in.
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