NFL Releases Statement After Reinstating Patriots WR Josh Gordon

The NFL decided to give Josh Gordon another chance. The New England Patriots wideout was reinstated by the NFL after being suspended in December.

The league released an official statement on Gordon’s reinstatement, and it looks like they support his success. Roger Goodell stated that the NFL was rooting for the wideout in every aspect.

Gordon is a talented player. The Cleveland Browns didn’t appreciate his talent on the field, but the Patriots were more than happy to add him to their roster. Gordon was of great help for the team, and he helped Tom Brady, Julian Edelman and the rest of the team score. Unfortunately, Gordon missed the big games due to his suspension, and there was no sign of his potential comeback. Well, he is back now, and hopefully, he won’t be suspended in near future.

“Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Josh Gordon of the New England Patriots that he will be reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis.

“Effective Sunday, Gordon may rejoin the Patriots to attend meetings and engage in conditioning work and individual workouts.

“Subject to appropriate progress on clinical care and other arrangements, he will be permitted to participate in team activities including practice. Because he will not have sufficient conditioning and practice time, however, he may attend but may not play in the Patriots’ Thursday, August 22 game.

“’We are all rooting for Josh to succeed, both personally and professionally,’ said the NFL Commissioner. ‘Everyone shares in that hope and will continue to support him to every extent possible. But as Josh acknowledged, ultimately his success is up to him.’

“Gordon has been suspended indefinitely since December of 2018 for violations of the NFL-NFLPA Policy and Program for Substances of abuse.”

Gordon will rejoin his team on Sunday, and this is probably the last chance he was given to prove he’s able to stay around for a while without violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Every Patriots player roots for Gordon, and they are more than happy to welcome him. He is a nice weapon for Brady, and the quarterback has already had his practice with the wideout. Welcome, Gordon!

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