Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon met with the media Monday for the first time to address his two game suspension and also took questions about his twitter fiasco with Cleveland fans after the Miami Heat won the NBA Championship.
Gordon said that he understands there are consequences to his mistake, and that there is a trust that he has to regain. Josh has apologized to the team and apologized again to the fans, his family and friends and to the organization. He stated he is ready to move on and get back to playing football.
When it comes to putting the issue behind him, Gordon realized that the best thing he can do is keep his nose clean and perform when he gets the opportunity in week three, “My actions will speak on the field.”
Gordon was asked if he felt he was ready to be a number one receiver in the NFL, and for the Browns.
“I feel as though I am,”said Gordon. “I didn’t come here to be anything less than that. I don’t think anybody strives to be a number two or three receiver.”
He is attempting to become that number one receiver with a new coaching staff and front office that didn’t draft him. Gordon came into the league via the supplemental draft last summer because of off the field issues including some recreational substance use. Gordon reiterated that this was not a recreational drug that he tested positive for, but codeine in a cold medicine. Either way, it seems that the young receiver is still working to prove that the Browns made the right decision when they used a second round pick to take him.
“I’m still working towards it,” he said. “I still have a long way to go. A lot to prove. This is just another obstacle in the way.”
In regards to his Twitter statements following the Heat championship, he said he had “a blank mind moment.” Gordon said that he should have been more aware of how passionate the city and Cleveland sports fans would be regarding LeBron James and the Miami Heat.