A Josh Gordon interview with OnDecker.com has surfaced, and it’s the only one that I know of since his suspension. In the YouTube series, Gordon covers his suspension, the verdict and whether or not he has a drug problem.
It’s pretty amazing that nobody is watching these clips, as some of the videos only have a couple-thousand views.
Anyway, the big news to come from these shorts: Godon says he doesn’t have a drug problem, despite checking into a rehab facility last July
“Do I believe I have a drug problem? Definitely not. In this case, I was exposed to it from second-hand [smoke], and prior to I’ve been drug-free and have been staying that way – and this incident has been causing a backlash of negative attention and negative media of me being an addict or a junkie, or using drugs terribly too much, which is definitely not the case and I’d like to definitely have that out in the open and be clear with that for sure.”
It doesn’t look like it will come to that, with ESPN’s Chris Mortenson “emphatic” that Josh Gordon will be reinstated, via Dawg Pound Nation.
• The Indians play a doubleheader against the Twins today, and a VICTORIES in both games are NECESSARY. Baseball Prospectus gives the Tribe just a 7.3 percent chance of making the postseason.
• The Atlanta Hawks are mess right now, as their owner is selling the franchise after self reporting racist remarks about the team’s attendance.
USA Today’s Sam Amick reports:
"“It’s a question of context … These words, in this context, understanding the full story here, the existence of the scouting report, the fact that he was looking at the scouting report as a reference when he was making these remarks, what I’m saying is – and frankly my opinion — is that this is a team decision in terms of what the appropriate discipline is for their employee. But if I’m being asked my view, I’m saying that, based on what I know about the circumstances, I don’t think it’s a terminable offense.”"
NBA Legend Magic Johnson doesn’t necessarily agree Ferry should be fired, but he believes the former Cavs GM should step down:
• If you’ve been following the FIBA World Cup as I have, you too are shocked that Spain lost to France yesterday, in what is a HUGE international upset, via Sheridan Hoops.
• The Ray Rice elevator tape has reached big-time scandal proportion. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said no one at the league saw the video. The Associated Press that someone from the league confirmed receipt of the footage. Now, the Boston Globe is calling for Goodell to go.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch doesn’t see Goodell going anywhere:
• Whether if its a scandal or not, the matter is obvious bad news for the NFL, and its first sponsor has spoken out, in response to Fox Sports’ Lisa Horne:
Another day in sports, make it a good one everybody.