You may remember Rogers, an All-American receiver at Michigan State, and the No. 2 overall pick of the 2003 draft by the Detroit Lions.
Rogers was an incredible talent. Great hands, great size (6-foot-4), and sprinter’s speed (4.2 in the 40).
Only one problem. Charles Rogers was, in essence, a junkie.
Rogers’ addictions with drugs and alcohol ruined what potentially could have been a hall of fame career. He only played 15 games in three seasons. His problems with drugs cost him millions of dollars
Gordon is every bit as good as Rogers. Unfortunately, he seems to have similar problems.
Gordon’s drugs issues are about to ruin his career.
Trust me, I am not judging the man. Gordon apparently really likes to smoke weed, and that damn sure doesn’t make him a bad guy.
Millions of people smoke marijuana, and it is even legal in Colorado. If there was ever a vote to legalize weed I would vote yes. It is utterly ridiculous that alcohol is legal to serve in America, and marijuana is still illegal in most places. I say this, even though I don’t, and never have, smoked weed. However, I have seen plenty of people sloppy drunk, and they can be dangerous. The people I have seen really high off weed have either nodded out, or are munching out on pizza.
That said, weed is not legal in the NFL. And Gordon’s preference for blunts is costing one of the NFL’s top receivers _ at least talent wise _ some serious cash.
According to reports, Gordon has once again tested positive for drugs. He had already missed the entire 2015 season after being suspended by the NFL for testing positive for alcohol (a violation of the NFL’s policy on drug and substance abuse).
The Browns selected Gordon in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft. Gordon played for Baylor, but was kicked off the team in 2011 for, you guessed it, smoking weed. He transferred to Utah, but never played.
Gordon led the NFL in receiving years in 2013, grabbing 87 balls, for 1,646 yards, and an eye-popping 18.9 yards per catch. Even in that season he missed the opening two-games because of violation of drug policies.
Now, this latest bit of news doesn’t mean Gordon won’t be reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. But it is not going to help his case.
Gordon is a terrific talent, and he is only 24 years old. There is still time for him to have a great career, and make a ton of money.
Somebody, tell him about Charles Rogers, before he ends up being like Charles Rogers.
Josh Gordon may not a bad guy because he likes weed. But he is a damn fool if he willing to forfeit millions of dollars just to smoke it.