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NFL News: Josh Gordon apologetic, ready to move on

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.

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  • Harv 21

    One thing Josh Gordon has proven, time and again, is that he knows just how to say the right thing. At Baylor, to Utah, to Heckert, to the Cleveland media.

    Now, about that doing part …

  • MrCleaveland

    I think we can finally all agree that Josh is a pinhead and that he will continue to do and say stupid things. How many times has he expressed remorse and promised to straighten up only to screw up again? Whatever, Josh.

  • Garry_Owen

    You must be in your 30’s, or something. This is the classic millenial, relativistic, narcissist response. I’ve been studying. Pretty sure that, in this world where there are actual “Free Johar Sarnaev” movements, all is forgiven.

    I’ve a hunch he as not yet begun apologizing.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    And of course Josh, you have proof that this codeine came from cough syrup, right? Oh, you don’t? Still, I suppose we really should be giving you the benefit of the doubt on this one as you have certainly done nothing to lose that…

  • Vindictive_Pat

    BTW, I actually 100% believe that the codeine in his blood was from a prescription cough syrup… and I 100% believe that it was recreational use, otherwise I wouldn’t have named my 2013 fantasy football team “Purple Drank” as an ode to Josh Gordon.

  • MrCleaveland

    Nah, it’s none of those two-dollar lawyer words, it’s just reality. Sometimes ya just gotta realize when something is futile. We might not like it, but . . . brace yourself, here it comes . . . it is what it is.

  • Robbie S

    Well… except for Twitter. 😉

  • Garry_Owen

    You misunderestimate my going rate. Those words are solid gold!

    And for the record, I was referring to Gordon’s response, not yours. Apparently, it was 2 cent sentence. I’m right there with you in your assessment.

  • Harv 21

    It feels like the Browns have entered a football version of “Get Him to the Greek” at the wrong part of the movie. Heckert was stroking the furry walls and this season is the ensuing chaos.

  • Harv 21

    but he just apologized, in his very nice blank mind way.

  • RGB

    So,what odds can I get in Vegas giving on his next vice of choice?

  • MrCleaveland

    Illegal firearms might be a good bet.

  • RGB

    Excellent…
    Harrah’s just gave me 10-1 on a loaded 9mm in his carry-on bag on the flight to Baltimore.

  • stryker1121

    Gordon’s an odder duck than even most other players at his position. On the field he doesn’t seem to be a showboat or a diva, and can obviously play this game. Off the field I feel like he’s a blank-mind moment waiting to happen. Cough syrup my Aunt Fanny. Classic case of million-dollar body, ten cent head. He’s good but he’s expendable as all hell. Hope he gets that sitting on the sidelines for 2 games.