According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, Josh Gordon told his Browns teammates last season that he wouldn’t get in trouble again.
Toward the middle of last season, Josh Gordon spoke to a small group of his Browns teammates in the team’s locker room about his future. One player, who asked not to be identified, recalled his words.
“I want to promise you guys that I won’t be in trouble again,” Gordon told them.
The players believed Gordon. They knew of his past issues and felt he was a troubled man but a good man. They were encouraged. When Gordon finished the season with 87 catches for over 1,600 yards—a year that included Gordon becoming the first player in league history to generate consecutive 200-yard receiving games—they thought Gordon would soon change everything for the better.
Gordon clearly didn’t keep his word after once again violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy and getting arrested for DWI this past weekend.