Josh Gordon reported to the Browns for the first time since his suspension started in September 2016 and now the wide receiver is optimistic about his return to Cleveland.
Earlier this week, in a Q&A interview with GQ, Gordon admitted to being under the influence prior to every game of his career, and on Wednesday one reporter asked the wide receiver what it would be like to play a game sober. Gordon quickly dismissed the question, shifting the focus to football and what hebring to the Browns this season.
“In reference to anything like I’ve stated previously in Q&A’s or publications that are already out there, those things have been asked and answered. For me being here right now, I’m trying to relate everything back to football and taking advantage of the platform being here and underneath this roof and sticking to the football facts and football-based questions and what Ido to help this team now,” Gordon said.
The bombshell report shows that what had been a simmering feud between Jones and Goodell may be heading to a rolling boil.
According to the Times, Jones told the six owners on the league’s compensation committee last week that he had hired high-profile attorney David Boies, according to the unidentified people, who declined to speak publicly about about internal league matters.
At the heart of Jones’ dissatisfaction with Goodell is his suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
The dispute between arguably the league’s most visible owner and its commissioner comes in the midst of a tumultuous season that has been marked by declining TV ratings, season-ending injuries to high-profile players such as Aaron Rodgers and Odell Beckham Jr., a dispute over protests during the national anthem fanned by President Donald Trump and a labor grievance filed by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, accusing NFL owners of colluding to blackball him.