As The Inquisitr previously reported, many were speculating if Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon would sue the NFL for his one-year suspension after a drug test showed he had tested positive for marijuana. Gordon has previously stated that he didn’t smoke the drug, but he was in the vicinity of it, and what showed up in the results was secondhand.
Now, ESPN is reporting that Josh Gordon can’t recall the last time he had smoked marijuana.
“I think it was before I got in the league,” Gordon said. “I don’t know.”
As for his plans to sue the NFL for his suspension, Gordon told reporters that he is no longer interested in doing so.
“The whole being in limbo thing, I’m over it,” he said. “I’m not waiting on the edge of my seat anymore.”
Josh Gordon was initially one nanogram per milliliter over the NFL’s limit of 15 nanograms per milliliter. Another sample showed that Gordon’s results were 13.63 nanograms per milliliter, which is below the limit.
Back in July, Gordon checked himself into rehab even though he doesn’t consider himself to be an addict. When asked why he went into rehab, Gordon said he was looking for “help on decision-making.”
“Not drug use or drug abuse, but decision-making,” he added. “Life skills, how to be your own person, and stuff like that.”
With Josh Gordon being suspended, another speculation was that he might join the Canadian Football League (CFL). However, he cannot play in the CFL, since he still has an active contract with the Browns. As ESPN put it, Gordon said that he was interested in playing for the CFL “to stay in shape and stay active.”
While he said he does miss playing football, Gordon noted that he plans on “staying busy” during his suspension.
“Staying positive and surrounding myself with positive, good people who are only here to support me,” he added. “Nothing to tear me down negatively. Just carry on about life. There’s definitely life outside of football.”
One of the things Josh Gordon will be doing is working at the Sarchione Auto Group in Randolph, Ohio. According to The Plain Dealer, co-owner Jeff Sarchione mentioned that Gordon will “put his time in.”
“He’ll be everything from a salesman to attaching himself at the hip with my brother and I, just learning the automotive business from top to bottom,” Sarchione added.
There is a possibility that Josh Gordon may be able to come back sooner than expected. According to a report from CBS DC, the NFL is looking to revise its drug policy. DeMaurice Smith, the executive director for the NFL Players Association, told Washington, D.C.-based radio station 106.7 The Fan that if the new policy goes through, players who are suspended this year may see their sentences shortened or completely withdrawn.
“If we get a deal done that covers players in this league year, I don’t like that we punish players under a deal active in the old league year,” he said. “We don’t want players to suffer because the union and the league couldn’t get it done before the league year.”
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