Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) warms up before the start of the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Voice of the Fan: Time to Cut Ties With Josh Gordon

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(Editor’s Note: Ric is FoS’ Voice of the Fan. Ric gives his thoughts as a fan and what he feels. We love that Ric’s thoughts have always created conversation amongst fans. Ric touches on Josh Gordon‘s recent problems and what he thinks the Cleveland Browns should do.)

The longer we go, the more Josh Gordon shows he has no self control and has imminent trouble making decisions that pertains to his own life! Gordon has shown he has trouble choosing friends and anyone being a role model to advise him off the field!  He has, quite possibly, a marvelous career ahead of him, record breaking even! Yet he continues to disappoint the fans and most of all his teammates!

The really bad part is his team has people in place to help him, but he has to want help! The big problem with the suspension is the team and he can have no contact. Therefore he is left to his own devises during that time! He has not made good choices on his own!

So is it time to cut him or do we continue to hope he will see the light and become the star wide receiver we know he can be!?  We need to see what happens at his hearing and find out can he make good decisions after his suspension. I have my doubts?! I think the Cleveland Browns  do too.

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  • Jarod Cook

    Releasing him would be the worst move possible. Then an organization like the Patriots would sweep in and save the day. First he’s not really costing the team anything while he’s suspended, except maybe some bad PR. Second he’ll still be under contract for 2 more years after this year long suspension, and it’s not a big chunk of the salary cap either. When hes rookie deal is up it’s not like he’ll be getting offers from teams for 5 years $60 mil, no he’ll be getting low end 1 or 2 year deals. Continue to hold on to him as long as possible, and reap the rewards of his bad decisions.

    Let him be suspended this year and when the checks stop rolling in and the bills start pilling up. He’ll have to make a decision on either he wants to accept the help that’s out there, or continue along the path he’s heading. If he chooses the later then it becomes more clear as to how and handle the situation.

    When I was in the military I had to handle similar situations with some of the younger soldiers under me. When you start messing with a persons bank account they tend to get the message. They then go and seek out the help that’s available, and try to right the ship. But I also dealt with individuals that decided to continue heading down the wrong path and not seek help, and they where dealt with accordingly.

    It’s a matter of personal responsibility, and at the moment it looks like he has none. Hopefully this year long suspension will open up his eyes, and seeks out the help he so desperately needs.

    • Letterman007

      I truly hope your right! He’s a great talent on the field, but needs someone not connected to the Browns or the NFL to foster him and show him how to grow up! They are out there and I’m sure he has had offers, like Chris Carter and there are others! But he has to want help first! I would hate to see him right his ship and play for the Pats or say the Pittspuke Steelers? But we are not sure it will only be a year of suspension? He will have to reapply to the league to play again and a lot of that will depend on his behavior while on suspension!! If he keeps this up it may take longer!! Thanks , Ric

    • friendship220

      You’ll find more and more troubled players who need help the more ordinary and normal things become illegal. Oh, no, Josh Gordon got high! He’s troubled! He desperately needs help! Yeah, the help he needs is for the NFL rules to be brought into conformity with the laws of Colorado. Oh, no, Josh Gordon had 3 drinks, giving him a .09 when the legal limit is .08. And he was speeding – 50 in a 35. I’d assume that the NFL wouldn’t care at all about the speeding and DWI. But I definitely could be wrong. The NFL I guess is like his parent, or some sort of super-government, now, because the police state we already have isn’t harsh and punitive enough? So the Browns aren’t going to be as good as they could be because the NFL doesn’t like weed as much as Colorado and Washington do? But football players can take Adderall and other types of speed, if prescribed by a physician? There used to be massive use of speed in the NFL – clearly a performance enhancer. And they did away with that practice. But now it’s back in the form of Adderall. Oh, you have “ADHD”, well, here’s an amphetamine, speed, just like the old kind, but now you’ve got an ADHD diagnosis, so you can take as much speed as you want if your Dr. says so. Total BS up and down the line.

  • fresser

    Dorial Green-Beckham dropped by Missouri for allegedly beating up girlfriend and other offenses. Took about a month before he was scooped up by Oklahoma. Somebody will always hire the talent. At 23, Gordon isn’t the mature man he hopefully will become.

  • glennantz

    When he runs out of money, and he will at some point. He will realize his so-called friends will all move on to some one who can buy them that next joint or drink. He might at this point realize he needs money and the only way he knows to get it is to play football (aka clean up his act)