Two weeks ago at the NFL Annual Meeting, commissioner Roger Goodell said he would receive a report then meet with Josh Gordon before letting him back into the league. As of right now there is no update on Gordon’s status according to an NFL spokesman.
When I get more information we can decide what the next appropriate step is, whether it’s me meeting with him or whether they’ve already met with him individually or whether others have met with him. A lot of these are also with other people outside our staff, who might be medical professionals.
Gordon was suspended indefinitely after multiple violations of the substance-abuse policy. It does not seem that the league is in any hurry to reinstate Gordon despite the first week of the team’s off-season program has already passed.
New Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III chimed in already about his former college teammate saying:
Josh is family. I love the guy. I don’t know what’s going to happen with him in the league or with the team, but he always knows that he has a brother in me. If the opportunity comes that he can get reinstated and play for the Browns, then I won’t be upset with that – let’s just put it that way.
Gordon is absolutely electrifying on the football field and it’s a shame that he has not already been reinstated.