Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon last played an NFL game on Dec. 21, 2014 and he was set to be reinstated to the league after a pair of suspensions that ended up totaling 20 games. However, it looks like his return to the league will have to wait just a little longer after he decided to enter himself into an in-patient rehab facility.
Gordon released a statement through the team and talked about his decision to enter rehab and get his life straight before returning to the field with the Browns.
“After careful thought and deep consideration I’ve decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility,” Gordon said.
WR Josh Gordon is entering an in-patient rehabilitation facility. pic.twitter.com/pv7ZD5KZuB
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 29, 2016
Gordon missed the entire 2015 season after a third substance abuse policy violation. He was reinstated earlier this year after agreeing to serve a four-game suspension to open the 2016 season.
There is no telling when Gordon will return to the field for the Browns, but when he does it will help them out tremendously. In 2013, Gordon’s last lengthy season in the NFL, he won the NFL receiving title with 1,646 yards while also recording nine touchdowns and making the Pro Bowl.