Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely by NFL


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Josh Gordon is stepping away from football to focus on mental health

The New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for the 3rd time in his young career. This time there is no time table for his return.

The suspension announcement came shortly after Gordon announced he was stepping away from football to focus on his mental health.

Gordon went on to say “I take my mental health very seriously at this point to ensure I remain able to perform at the highest level, I have recently felt like I could have a better grasp on things mentally. With that said, I will be stepping away from the football field for a bit to focus on my mental health. I would like to thank Coach (Bill) Belichick, (Patriots owner) Mr. (Robert) Kraft, as well as countless others with the Patriots organization for their continued support. I want to thank my fans for their support as well as I continue down the path to getting back to 100 percent.”

The Patriots also released a statement saying “We support Josh Gordon in his continued efforts to focus on his health. His attempt to do so is a private and personal matter, which we intend to respect.”

Gordon has a very long history of substance abuse and mental health issues. The star receiver was a standout in his first year leading the league in yards. Unfortunately, his career has taken a dive as he has been suspended for most of the past three years. Since 2015, Josh has participated in only 10 NFL games.

Gordon is potentially facing a long road back that could endanger the 27-year-old’s NFL career. If he never plays another NFL down, Gordon’s story will be remembered as an all-time “coulda, woulda, shoulda” player.

Many players throughout the league have shown their support in the form of tweets. J.J Watt, Cam Newton and Alvin Kamara are just three superstars that have shown their support.

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