According to media reports suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has applied to the NFL for reinstatement.
Gordon was banned for a year in February for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. He has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to allow him back.
Gordan was initially suspended by the league for “at least one year” and did not play at all in 2015. His application for reinstatement opens the possibility that he will play in 2016.
Gordon was suspended for a minimum of a year on Feb. 3 after multiple violations of the league’s policy. In this case, he was failed an alcohol test after flying to Las Vegas after the 2014 season with teammates and a former assistant coach.
By NFL rule, Gordon could apply for reinstatement within 60 days of his suspension. Commissioner Roger Goodell now has 60 days in which to rule on his reinstatement.
In order to be reinstated, Gordon will have to prove that he’s tested negative during his year out of the NFL. According to cleveland.com that Gordon has been doing well and is confident he’ll be reinstated.
New Browns head coach Hue Jackson was noncommittal when asked about Gordon at his introductory press conference last week.
“What I’m anxious to do is evaluate him just like we’re going to evaluate every player on our roster and see if they are the right fit for the Cleveland Browns,” he said.
What do you think of Gordon trying to make a comeback? Will he be welcomed back by the Browns and Cleveland fans?