The NFL dropped the hammer on Cleveland WR Josh Gordon today; upholding the season suspension (read: not a calendar year) for the same guy who can’t seem to stay off the weed.
To say Gordon’s presence will be missed in Cleveland would be an understatement. In 14 games last season, he led the Browns with 9 touchdowns and over 1600 receiving yards. He was also the first reciever in NFL history to have back-to-back 200-yard games.
Gordon is a big part of the offense that the Browns will be missing, and also a huge void to fill for many fantasy rosters. Naturally, a lot of people are upset about the suspension, especially those who compare it to Ray Rice’s 2-game suspension for domestic abuse.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions when Gordon’s suspension was upheld:
Poor Josh Gordon can’t even get excited about being able to smoke pot all year because he never stopped
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) August 27, 2014
@profootballtalk Because if there’s someone who knows about discretion and judgment, it’s Josh Gordon.
— Josh Sisson (@jsisson66kg) August 27, 2014
The good news for Josh Gordon is that 4:20 still comes twice a day. — McNeil (@Reflog_18) August 27, 2014
Basically comes down to this for Josh Gordon right now: Play nice, stay clean and hope NFL reinstates him in spring or begin a legal battle.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 27, 2014
Browns fans, you will not have Josh Gordon for that playoff push that was never going to happen anyway.
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) August 27, 2014
— Rob DaRocha (@robdarocha) August 27, 2014
hats of to commisionrer Roger Goodell for getting this one rite. Josh Gordon needs to worry more about suiting up and less about shooting up — PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) August 27, 2014
“@Deadspin: Josh Gordon:”I am very disappointed the NFL…didn’t exercise better discretion & judgment in my case.” “Ditto” – Cleveland Fans
— Alan Heitz (@heitzie) August 27, 2014
@ESPNNFL No news about his shower habits?
— … (@23nuckinfuts23) August 27, 2014
— Pierre The Pelican (@PelicanPierre) August 27, 2014