Interviews are one of the biggest things that keep the Sports World above water. Interviews usually happen after a big game or when something bad happens to a player.
During Interviews, players usually give their full respect to the person asking the questions. But… some players just say whatever is in their head.
Cleveland Browns’ Wide Reciever is one of those players.
Earlier this year, Gordon admitted that he had been drinking and doing drugs before “Every NFL Game.”
Gordon has not seen the field since 2014, after being suspended for substance abuse.
Recently in an interview with Sport’s Illustrated, Josh Gordon did not hold anything back.
Gordon talked about his past of drug-dealing and gang-banging. He talked about how he took part in several carjackings and armed robberies.
These things did not end in the past. Gordon admitted that he earned up to $10,000 selling drugs throughout the state of Texas.
He also told Sport’s Illustrated that he would drink alcohol in a minute-maid bottle during class in his Junior Year at Baylor.
If it weren’t for football, I think Josh Gordon would not have any type of future in the path he was going down.
Although he is a great Football Player, I do not think Gordon will be known for his achievements on the field. He will be known as the guy who did drugs before every game.
Josh Gordon returns to the field this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers for the first time in 3 years.
Hopefully Gordon does not sell himself short.
“Gordon says he smoked marijuana every day at Lamar and drank vodka from Minute Maid bottles during class. His junior year he started drinking codeine syrup mixed with soda—or “lean”—every night. Whenever someone offered, he’d pop Xanax, hydrocodone, oxycodone. Before football games he’d chug Mad Dog 20-20 straight out of the bottle just to see if he could play drunk. He was arrested for felony credit card theft five days after his 17th birthday and, no longer a minor, spent 35 days locked up. “You get shot, you go to jail,” Gordon says. “These are progressions in this lifestyle.”
Transcendence on the football field, though, gave him a way out. Gordon received scholarship offers from several top programs but ended up going to Baylor because his supervised probation on the credit card arrest precluded him from living outside of Texas. He returned to Houston from Waco once a month for drug tests and passed, he says, because no one ever flagged his diluted samples.
Two hundred miles, though, was not enough to extricate Gordon from the streets of Fondren. As a sophomore at Baylor he says he was receiving as much as six pounds of weed—vacuum-sealed and wrapped in Mylar, sprayed with kerosene and covered in coffee beans to mask the smell, shipped through U.S. mail—every week from a dealer back home. He would drive to Dallas, Austin and San Antonio to sell it, and he estimates he was bringing in upward of $10,000 in profit every month. He was arrested for possession in fall 2010 and one year later was indefinitely suspended for failing a school drug test.”