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Former all-pro Josh Gordon has submitted for reinstatement in a letter to Roger Goodell, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. He’s passed random drug tests each of the past three months to lead up to this moment, which should give him a decent shot.
If not, then why test him at all? Free Josh Gordon.
Josh Gordon officially has submitted his reinstatement letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and hopes to be with a team for training camp, per a league source. The NFL has been randomly drug testing Gordon for the past three months and is said to have passed all tests.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 2, 2021
Considering the recent news of Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension for marijuana, Gordon should be able to gather strong support for his return. No better time to revolt against suspensions on weed than at this very moment. However, the NFL has proven they don’t follow logic when it comes to league discipline.
Goodell reinstates athletes a few weeks after a positive steroid test, but then pretends marijuana is crystal meth. And yes, Gordon should probably ditch the weed considering the ramifications, it’s just oddly hypocritical for the NFL to draw this out any longer. At this point, it looks like a Pete Rose-esque witch hunt.
If reinstated…where could Josh Gordon line up next season? Back to the resurging Browns? Or would he pair up with Patrick Mahomes to give himself the best shot of redemption? Do the right thing, Goodell.