Josh Gordon, the wide receiver, has been informed by the NFL that he will be reinstated. Adam Schefter of ESPN was informed of the decision by his sources on Friday. The player who was once an All-Pro should be eligible and available to be selected in Week 4 itself.
Josh Gordon’s Suspension Set To End
In 2019 December, the NFL had indefinitely suspended Josh Gordon. The player was charged with violating the policies of the league regarding substances that enhance performance and substance abuse. It was the 6th suspension that Gordon had been handed since his 2013 season. It was also the fifth time he was being suspended for charges involving substance abuse, as per ESPN’s Information & Stats.
In July, Josh Gordon had submitted a letter asking for reinstatement to Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL. Schefter was told by sources in the previous week that the Players Association of the NFL also recommended that Gordon be reinstated.
Zac Hiller, the agent of Josh Gordon that they are thankful that of the appreciation of the NFL shown regarding Josh’s attempts to be reinstated. Now, Gordon has earned one more chance to be a member of the NFL. Hiller also told Schefter that Josh has made them proud and that he knows his fans cannot wait for the Sundays when he will be playing.
In December, the NFL had conditionally reinstated 30-year-old Gordon. He was also supposed to practice at the Seahawks’ camp during the regular 2020 season’s final 2 weeks. But, in January, the NFL rescinded his reinstatement. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN was told back then that Josh’s substance abuse recovery had suffered a setback.
Pete Carroll, the coach of the Seahawks could not say if Seattle would let him return for the 3rd time.