Browns’ Josh Gordon applying for reinstatement from drug ban again, report says
INDIANAPOLIS — Josh Gordon is applying for reinstatement again from his indefinite drug suspension, according to a report.
Gordon’s business manager, Michael Johnson, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Gordon, who’s suspended indefinitely, will appeal to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to let him back into the league.
A league spokesman said the NFL wouldn’t have anything to say on the matter.
Goodell reinstated Gordon on a conditional basis last season, and the Pro Bowl wideout couldn’t meet the conditions. Among other things, he had to remain clean and sober throughout a four-game suspension to start the season. Instead, he checked himself into a rehab facility in September and the Browns washed their hands of him.
The Browns still have his rights for at least one more season, but Hue Jackson stressed in September that the Browns were done with the oft-suspended wideout. If he’s reinstated, the Browns can try to trade him.
According to the NFLPA website, Gordon is no longer represented by Drew Rosenhaus, who dropped Johnny Manziel as a client last year. His listed agent is Joby Branion of Vanguard Sports Group.
“What’s best for our football team is that we move forward and move on,” Jackson said in September. “He’s not going to be with us and we wish…