Browns Receiver Josh Gordon Gets Shortened Suspension, But Still Loves Selling Cars
After failing a career fourth drug test earlier this year, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was more apt to be fitted for a suit jacket than a team jersey in 2014. But according to new NFL rulings, the 23-year-old could see significant playing time this season. Cleveland.com has confirmed that Gordon’s league suspension will be reduced from a season-long ban to just 10 games upon the approval of the NFL’s new drug policy. That means Gordon would be eligible to hit the field on Nov. 23 against the Atlanta Falcons. RELATED: Sneak a peek at the all-new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Why does that matter? Well, Gordon – expecting a full-season ban – had begun working as a brand ambassador for the Sarchione Auto Group in Randolph, Ohio, reportedly learning the ins-and-outs of the auto business. Group co-owner Jeff Sarchione told Cleveland.com that Gordon has been showing up at around 8:45 a.m. and working full days in the showroom.
“We have been so impressed with him,” commented Sarchione. “He’s very motivated to get back on the football field, but regarding life after football, he has a vision of having an auto group someday.”
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So long as he can stay fit during his time off the field, Gordon will likely play in the last six games of the season. But we doubt he’s too miserable working in the auto business. Gordon famously owns a camouflage Porsche Panamera…with orange wheels (pictured).
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