The prodigal son is set to return.
Following several missteps, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
As we reported earlier today (original article, analysis piece), Gordon will miss the first four games of the season. However, Gordon can still practice with the team, which is clutch. Veterans report to training camp on Thursday.
However, Gordon is not out of the woods yet. His full reinstatement will not come for another 68 days. Week Five’s matchup against the Patriots is still a long ways away.
Now that Goodell has issued his verdict, the question becomes, "Can Gordon stay away from drugs, at least until his reinstatement?
On the one hand, Gordon did show gratitude in a tweet today and seems genuinely ready to get back to business.
I'm blessed and grateful to be granted this opportunity. I can’t wait to get back out there and play the game I… https://t.co/1xehJ840fH— Flash Gordon (@JOSH_GORDONXII) July 25, 2016
On the other hand, Gordon was reportedly hanging out with former quarterback Johnny Manziel as recently as Sunday, according to CBS Sports.
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