Josh Gordon keeps some interesting company on the road

AP

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was just over the legal limit when arrested for DWI, but his choice in friends on the road will raise even more questions.

According to WRALSportsfan.com in Raleigh, N.C., Gordon was pulled over this morning for doing 50 in a 35 mph zone. He then blew a .09, just over North Carolina’s legal limit of .08.

But the interesting part might have been his choice in traveling companions.

Gordon’s $500 bond was paid by Haydn “Fats” Thomas, who has a long history in the Raleigh area.

A well-known hustler in the Triangle, Thomas has been connected to other automotive misadventures.

When former North Carolina basketball star P.J. Hairston was stopped and busted for possession of marijuana, he was driving a car which was rented by Thomas. Hairston ended up tossed out of UNC and spent a year in the D-League before he was drafted by the Hornets this summer.

Thomas is described as a “party promoter” and is a convicted felon.

51 responses to “Josh Gordon keeps some interesting company on the road

  1. Until Josh learns these aren’t really his friends, he will never succeed.

    If someone helps you get in trouble they are not your friend.

    If someone makes you mad because they take away that drink or joint, they are your friend.

    Until you grow up and realize that, the only people that will hang with you are the ones who just want your money….

  2. Party promoter? So he walks around campus with flyers handing them out to hotties, hoping to reduce the 5:1 male:female ratio at the frat party to closer to 3:1?

  3. It’s politically incorrect, but go to ANY bar. How are 99 % of those people getting home?

    Personally I don’t drink and drive – figure I’ve been lucky enough in my 40 years – but certainly it’s not the people who are .9 that are the issue.

    It’s the idiots getting shots at 1 AM or attempt to drive after drinking an unknown # of drinks.

    Josh is a fool and he’ll prove this time and time and time again, but this one is a bum rap.

  4. To be fair, the best party organizers are all convicted felons. Just ask Martha Stewart!

  5. Fats and Josh went for a ride,
    Josh was driving with Fats on the side.
    Fats called a lawyer and the lawyer said
    “Pay the bail and be glad you’re not dead.”.

  6. Now we know why those close to him were begging for a more lenient sentence and to be able to hang out with the Browns support staff. Not that it did any good to begin with. Sounds like he just wants to do whatever he wants and thinks he can get away with it because he can play football. Let’s face it, if he really wanted to try to get his suspension reduced he’d be on his best behavior and stay out of trouble. This is not going to end well and even if he were inclined to get a lesser suspension, I don’t think Goodell will reduce it now and getting re-instated will be MUCH harder if not impossible. I get the feeling he’ll never put on an NFL uniform again but whose fault is that. Now he’ll see those people who hung out with him will probably go somewhere else since there’s going to be no more money. Reminds me of Pacman Jones but at least he seems to have learned his lesson.

  7. Although .09 BAC is just about sobered up he still screwed up! The man upstairs is clearly trying to get through to this guy. He needs to get clean or he’s going nowhere fast. Sobriety can happen this upcoming year when he should and will be suspended for the season. He’ll have some time to reconsider who he hangs with, and what he does with his free time. Good luck Gordon hope you can turn it around. Otherwise, you’ll have a gigantic #12 tattoo on your back that represents 1.5 years of greatness.

  8. Even with everything that has happened, grace is still available and redemption is still possible for Josh. But no one can make him change his mind.

  9. Guys that want to be “loyal” to their so-called friends need to learn that part of being a professional…in ANY career sports or other….you have to leave the “bad” friends behind and keep the “good” ones and family close. If you don’t shed those bad influences you will never mature into a true professional. You can’t be like them or you WILL be like them.

  10. He won’t wake up until the Browns release him. Then some other team, like the Patriots, will take a shot with him. He might become great then, but he needs a huge wake-up call before that happens. If someone at the Browns is privately telling him they got his back they aren’t doing him any favors. He seems to think he doesn’t have to change what he is doing, which must mean his boss isn’t doing much to convince him otherwise.

  11. It was taking sooo long for the decision on his suspension to come. Made me think something was up & it might not be a year-long after all.

    If I were Gordon’s agent in that situation, I’d have become his closest friend. I’d have had him roofied & out of commission before he could even think of doing anything new…

  12. The young man with his talent, has the potential of going a long way in the gave, with All-pro skills everything needed to re-write the record book.
    Yet he can’t stay a way from people who don’t have his best interest in heart wants to use him and when the money is gone so are they its pathetic. Why is it no one that’s in the HOF that played for The team take him under their wings and set him straight before its to late.

  13. Gordon has not hit rock bottom yet. It probably will not happen until he is suspended and released for a year. Then if and when a team signs him it will be for the league minimum considering the baggage he brings. Even after the suspension he probably will not grow up. He is a knucklehead who lacks common sense. It’s sad because he is so talented.

  14. It’s ALLLLLLLLLL Brandon Weeden’s fault.

    SEE: josh gordon
    SEE: Davone Bess
    SEE: Greg Little
    SEE: Fozzy Whitaker

  15. If you’ve had a couple beers at a restaurant and you think you’re just fine, error on the side of safety and don’t break ANY driving laws.

    Have a few beers and then go whip 50 mph on a 35mph road and you’re going to get busted every time.

  16. I dont get it Atleast straighten up your act until you get the big payday, this kid had the potential to make the big bucks in the nfl and is flushing it right down the toilet

  17. Here’s my $.02:

    It won’t matter if the Browns release him, another team WILL sign him. (See Stallworth, and Pacman Jones)

    Stop blaming the company that he keeps and consider the fact that he struggles to make sound decisions. Many of you have good jobs and your “friends” aren’t taking drinks away from YOU!!!

  18. I like to joke around and make a snark comment just as much as the rest of you, but if you are here defending him or making statements like ” he only blew a .09″, you are crazy stupid! It is the law and the bottom line is for every action we take their are consequences. I am not saying I have not been there myself, but the fact that it could cost someones life, maybe your own, your marraige, your family, friends, your job and about $7K-10K in Fines and Legal Fees, etc. This Clown has way more resources than we do… He can easily hire a Limo or Cab for the price of just a half a bottle of whatwever seriously overpriced, celebrity preferred Vodka du jour is out there today!

  19. Remove his name. Plug in the name of just a random person.
    Kicked out of college for testing positive for weed.
    Lucks into a job, and gets suspended from it for 4 paychecks for testing positive for weed.
    Tests positive again and faces an indefinite suspension from same job he lucked into.
    While off from said job, gets pulled over speeding and his “friend” has weed in the car.
    Then gets a DWI, and is bailed out by a convicted felon.
    Well? If he’s not a main player on your favorite team, none of you are goin “ah dude only blew a .09”. Nope your all calling him a loser…..which he is.

  20. Just another guy who had hit the genetic lottery and threw it all away because he could not stop partying, drinking and doing drugs. This will be Johnny Manziel in a few years, except that Gordon actually has enough talent to be a star in the NFL. These are sad stories because these guys are given a chance that 99.9999% of people are never given and they throw it all away.

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