72 hours before veterans are due to report to camp, Josh Gordon revealed he would not be present for the start of training camp. Silly me. How could I ever think he would be present for the start of camp? Stupid of me. Now Josh and the Browns are saying, “All good! Just keeping up with treatment! No suspension!”
WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?! There is absolutely no way of knowing what is going on? There is a high probability what is being reported is exactly what is going on. Josh is taking a few weeks off to gain some extra counseling, prior to starting a full season in the NFL. He wants to make sure he is sticking to his program, so he’s stepping away for some extra counseling. I don’t necessarily believe that one bit. In fact, it’s the first Adam Schefter story that I feel is complete bull shit. But hey, it’s Schefty. I guess it’s true? Even the NFL is claiming that Josh’s absence is not suspension related, and he didn’t fail any tests.
I hope to Christ Josh hasn’t had any setbacks, for his own sake. It had appeared he was working very hard to maintain his clean lifestyle, and return to the Football field. Now the Schefter tweets are reassuring, but widely confusing. I am glad he hasn’t been suspended YET, but camp starts in 2 days. He had a full month to get the extra treatment/counseling he is referring to. John Dorsey confirmed the team fully supports Josh, his decision, and hopes he gets the help he needs. So whats the big deal? Sounds like a man taking some initiative in recovery, right? Well another wrench was thrown by Brian McCarthy, NFL Spokesman:
“No timetable for return…We’ll address the matter at the appropriate time”
All of the tweets from Beat guys, the statement from the Browns, and Gordon are supposed to reassure me that everything is a-ok. That tiny quote scares the absolute shit out of me. Just sounds like there was a fuck up along the line here. Josh is in stage 3 of the NFL substance abuse program. He can be tested up to 10 fucking times a month. I feel like a failed test is not likely, due the sheer amount of times he can get tested. If he failed one, we’d probably know by now. I can see missing tests as an issue. Knowing you’ve slipped up, so you skip the tests. To the NFL that’s as good as failing. Raiders Wideout, Martavis Bryant has plenty of experience with this.
Who knows, as of now, I guess he’s good? But we’ll have to wait to see Josh Gordon in 2018. Some things never change.
Some new faces in Cleveland, but they are still the same old shitstains at heart.
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