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Josh Gordon Conditionally Reinstated

As first reported by FOX's Jay Glazer, the NFL has conditionally reinstated Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon, who had been serving his eighth suspension between college and pro football for substance abuse and/or performance-enhancing drugs. 

Gordon will begin COVID testing on Friday, December 4, and at that point he will be eligible to participate in team meetings and individual workouts. He will not be allowed to practice until Monday, December 21, the day after Seattle's Week 15 game against the Washington Football Team. At that point he will be a full member of the roster, eligible to play in Week 16 against the Rams, Week 17 against the 49ers, and any Seattle playoff games. 

Gordon appeared in five games with the Seahawks last season, after he was released by the Patriots but before he was suspended by the NFL. In those five games, he caught seven of 11 passes for 139 yards.


5 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2020, 7:35pm

4 Josh Gordon

Josh Gordons travails offers an interesting glimpse at the human condition. On one he is to be lauded for his persistence in not giving up on his football career, and not utterly succumbing to his demons. But then there is the minds numbing number of times he's strayed from the leagues drug policies in spite of what I'd guess to be some very top-notch rehab programs and doctors.  Isn't it amazing that those who have it all still are reaching for that elusive something else, the great elixir of life?