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(Pro Football Talk)   Josh Gordon is applying for reinstatement. This is a repeat of a repeat of a repeat of a repeat   (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line
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2020-05-22 3:53:20 PM  
Oh yeah!  Gotta get the tomatoes planted.

So  much easier than marking a calendar.
 
2020-05-22 4:57:56 PM  
Meanwhile, Justin Blackmon remains blackballed.

/While Gordon has had, what, three or four chances to play in the meantime?
 
2020-05-22 6:35:50 PM  
The guy's an addict, so I'm not going to bust his balls.

But seriously, hire to D-linemen from the practice squad to follow you around 24/7 and smack the drugs/booze out of your hand.
 
2020-05-22 6:57:52 PM  
Wouldn't mind if the Eagles gave him a chance
 
2020-05-22 7:27:03 PM  
The ghost of Steve Howe nods approvingly.
 
2020-05-22 7:28:48 PM  

foo monkey: The guy's an addict, so I'm not going to bust his balls.

But seriously, hire to D-linemen from the practice squad to follow you around 24/7 and smack the drugs/booze out of your hand.


...with most teams' track record, those two linemen would be Nate Newton and Leon Lett...
 
2020-05-22 9:09:22 PM  
Way back in 2005 the Bengals had a rookie linebacker named Odell Thurman who looked like he was going to be pretty good. He failed a drug test in 2006 and was suspended for the first four games of the year, then got a DUI and was suspended for the rest of the season. He got in trouble with the law but charges were eventually dropped, but wasn't reinstated until 2008 after missing two full seasons. After failing only his second drug test he was suspended indefinitely and never played in the NFL again outside of that 2005 season.

I don't really have a problem with any of that, TBH, but I always think about him when Josh Gordon applies for reinstatement for the 300th time. How many chances does one guy get?
 
2020-05-22 9:30:15 PM  

sortarican: The ghost of Steve Howe nods approvingly.


Alas, 100% correct.
 
2020-05-22 10:40:35 PM  
Disclaimer: I'm a lifelong Browns fan.   Josh had the better part of one great season here.   That was essentially it.   Every other year has been an attempt to capture that lightning once again, in between the inevitable suspensions and drama.    He is not worth a look.

/not a fan of OBJ either
 
2020-05-23 1:49:52 AM  

NKURyan: Way back in 2005 the Bengals had a rookie linebacker named Odell Thurman who looked like he was going to be pretty good. He failed a drug test in 2006 and was suspended for the first four games of the year, then got a DUI and was suspended for the rest of the season. He got in trouble with the law but charges were eventually dropped, but wasn't reinstated until 2008 after missing two full seasons. After failing only his second drug test he was suspended indefinitely and never played in the NFL again outside of that 2005 season.

I don't really have a problem with any of that, TBH, but I always think about him when Josh Gordon applies for reinstatement for the 300th time. How many chances does one guy get?


The NFL rules have changed dramatically since then. The NFL is slowly starting to catch up with most of the rest of society and not just outright abandoning people with substance abuse issues, especially after we found out teams were handing out opioids like candy.
 
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