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REPORT: Josh Gordon Applies To Be Reinstated To The NFL

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Suspended NFL receiver Josh Gordon wants to return to the league.

According to Tom Pelissero, Gordon has applied to be reinstated from his indefinite suspension after multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

He was suspended this past season while with the Seahawks, and it was just the latest incident in a long string of suspensions.

Obviously, we wish Gordon nothing but the best. If the league allows him to return, he’ll be a free agent, and he’ll be free to sign anywhere.

First and foremost, he needs to make sure he’s alright when it comes to his mental health. As I’ve said many times about Gordon, if it’s not good between the ears, then it’ll never work on the field.

 

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He’s an incredibly talented football player, but he’s just never been able to get out of his own way when it comes to substance abuse issues.

Time and time again, he’s found himself tripping over his own feet.

 

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This will almost certainly end up being Gordon’s final chance in the NFL. If he flames out again with issues, then I highly-doubt we ever see him play again.

 

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Let’s hope for his sake that he’s finally doing well, and is able to make a return to football. If not, he’ll go down as one of the most tragic stories ever told about wasted talent.