Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended indefinitely. The suspension is due to violation of the league’s policy regarding PEDs and substances of abuse.
Gordon was found to be in violation of both the PED policy and substance abuse policy (meaning “drug use”).
ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news on Monday afternoon.
NFL has suspended Josh Gordon indefinitely for violating the league’s policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 16, 2019
Seattle is Gordon’s second team in 2019. The New England Patriots put the eight-year veteran on injured reserve on October 23, then released him on the 31st of the same month. The Seahawks claimed him the very next day, due to their weakness at receiver.
This is Gordon’s sixth total suspension by the NFL. Five of those suspensions have been due to substance abuse violations. The sixth was due to violating terms of his reinstatement to the league. There is no word on whether he will be reinstated this year, or in 2020.
Seattle will have to play the Cardinals and the 49ers in the last two weeks of the season without Gordon. They are currently the first seed in the NFC.
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