CLEVELAND– Newly-reinstated Josh Gordon is showing his gratitude.
The NFL notified the Cleveland Browns wide receiver of his reinstatement on Monday. Gordon will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season, but during that time will be allowed to attend team meetings.
Gordon took to Twitter Monday night to thank several parties as he prepares to return to the NFL.
I’m blessed and grateful to be granted this opportunity. I can’t wait to get back out there and play the game I love in front of the great fans of Cleveland. I want to thank the NFLPA, Commissioner Goodell, the Haslam family and Browns organization, my agent Drew Rosenhaus, as well as my mentors for their continuous support along the way. I’ve heard only good things from my teammates about the positive direction the organization is heading and I want to do everything I can to be there to help further that process not only for the team but to better myself as well. Thank you.
In February 2015, he was suspended indefinitely for repeated violations of the league’s substance abuse policy.
“With the league’s decision to afford Josh the opportunity to resume his career, he will be with us for the start of training camp. At that time, we will discuss directly with Josh the direction of our team, our expectations of our players and a plan to support him on and off the field,” said Sashi Brown, Browns executive vice president of football operations, in a statement Monday evening.