New England Patriots far-reaching receiver Josh Gordon pronounced on Thursday he is “stepping divided from a football field” to concentration on his mental health amid reports he’s confronting an unfixed cessation for another defilement of a NFL’s piece abuse policy.
The 27-year-old announced he would be holding a leave of deficiency from a five-time Super Bowl champions in a matter on Twitter, saying: “I take my mental health really severely during this indicate to safeguard we sojourn means to perform during a top level. we have recently felt like we could have a improved grasp on things mentally. With that said, we will be stepping divided from a football margin for a bit to concentration on my mental health.”
Gordon went on to appreciate manager Bill Belichick and group owners Robert Kraft and his fans. His deficiency will harm a Patriots’ Super Bowl hopes: he had shaped a clever partnership with quarterback Tom Brady and New England are not a juggernaut they have been in new seasons.
But NFL Network contributor Tom Pelissero pronounced a procedure behind Gordon’s depart is another defilement of a league’s drugs policy. Gordon spoke about his issues with obsession and stress in a 2017 talk with GQ, and pronounced that in a past he had used pot or ethanol before “probably each game”.
The fickle wideout, who had been dangling for many of a prior 4 seasons including a whole 2015 and 2016 campaigns due to mixed drug violations, assimilated a Patriots from a Cleveland Browns in a warn Sep barter that cost New England a fifth-round breeze pick.
The understanding came together dual days after a Browns reached a violation indicate with a Baylor University alum, who has been dangling countless times by a NFL for drug violations given Cleveland drafted him in 2012. Gordon played in a Browns’ deteriorate opener opposite Pittsburgh, though a group motionless to leave him behind for their Week 2 diversion during New Orleans, and after pronounced they dictated to recover him. However, Cleveland ubiquitous manager John Dorsey found there was a swarming marketplace for him and worked out a trade with New England.
Gordon, who had climbed to No 2 on a abyss draft for a Patriots, held 40 passes for 720 yards and 3 touchdowns for New England given a trade.