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Josh Gordon gets a job with an Ohio car dealership

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Josh Gordon has a year off from football, so he needed a job.

And now he has one. A league source tells PFT that Gordon is going to work as a “goodwill ambassador” for the Sarchione Auto Group in Ohio.

He will work in all aspects of the dealership, including selling cars. He’ll also represent them at community events, including for the Wounded Warrior Project.

It’s good that Gordon has some degree of structure, since he’s banned from the Browns facilities during his suspension for repeated failed marijuana tests.

This sounds vaguely like the kind of “jobs” car dealers used to only have to line up for NCAA football players.┬áNow, if he ends up getting you a good deal on undercoating, or sells a used car to Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston, we’ll be less skeptical.

But as he continues to mull a legal challenge to the NFL’s suspension, at least he has something to do.

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59 Responses to “Josh Gordon gets a job with an Ohio car dealership”
  1. beckzhere says: Sep 4, 2014 11:47 AM

    No drug testing I hope.

  2. bengalbowl says: Sep 4, 2014 11:47 AM

    Have fun in Canada next year.

  3. wehavebush says: Sep 4, 2014 11:48 AM

    Did he have to pass a drug test to get this job?

  4. scoops1 says: Sep 4, 2014 11:52 AM

    I heard he is trying to pawn off John Voight’s LeBaron

  5. joeflaccoallday says: Sep 4, 2014 11:52 AM

    Good for Josh.

  6. lmfaooooo says: Sep 4, 2014 11:54 AM

    Good for him.

  7. touchdownroddywhite says: Sep 4, 2014 11:55 AM

    Talk about a humbling experience. Less than a year ago he was an up and coming NFL star making six figures….

  8. clashpoint says: Sep 4, 2014 11:55 AM

    In an odd way, it’s kind of a metaphor for how Art Modell treated Cleveland.

  9. 4allintensivepurposes says: Sep 4, 2014 11:55 AM

    Guess who just got free advertising on your site?

  10. niners816 says: Sep 4, 2014 11:55 AM

    Leading the league one year, selling cars the next. Hope he comes back and tears the league up, and I’m not even a Browns fan.

  11. buffalohogan says: Sep 4, 2014 11:56 AM

    What is he waiting for??? I got a roster spot on my fantasy roster I’m burning for this guy? Will he just sue already…that’s clearly the best decision for the future of my fantasy team.

  12. resilientcubsfan says: Sep 4, 2014 11:57 AM

    Is he working for Ashley Schaeffer Kia?

  13. ghlatty says: Sep 4, 2014 11:59 AM

    Back in the 70′s and before the monster contracts, many football players sold cars in the offseason.

  14. imthaschmidt says: Sep 4, 2014 12:00 PM

    Does the car come with an autograph?

  15. kd75 says: Sep 4, 2014 12:00 PM

    Wasn’t this an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm?

  16. rocketdogsports says: Sep 4, 2014 12:01 PM

    Sad

  17. scothawk says: Sep 4, 2014 12:01 PM

    Roger isn’t going to be impressed when he finds out that Josh is a dealer now.

  18. kepdogg23 says: Sep 4, 2014 12:02 PM

    Check out this secret compartment in the center console. You can put all kinds of stuff in there!!

  19. professor177 says: Sep 4, 2014 12:05 PM

    Thats very unfortunate that a young talent like him has to go through that embarrassment. I used to believe that drug use is obviously the opposite of sportsmanship.. But with the country becoming more accepting of medicinal marijuana use i dont see the point in not letting these guys self medicate legally.. The fact is the teams will shoot painkillers and other medicines into these kids to have them on the field only to take more pain to get more painkillers so to letting these guys get a break from that in the offseason with the use of more natural alternatives should be tolerated.. However they should have to do it legally and responsibly. They can still drink legally and potentially do far more damage to their bodies and someone else.. But knocking ur wife out is equivalent to 7-8 failed test for grass.. But we wont see rice slanging chevys.. Just saying

  20. socalskinsfan says: Sep 4, 2014 12:12 PM

    Having worked at a car dealership in my 20′s, that might not be the best place for Gordon to work if the Browns are trying to keep him away from drugs.

  21. larrydavid815 says: Sep 4, 2014 12:14 PM

    At least he gets Sundays off to watch the games.

  22. leagueobservr says: Sep 4, 2014 12:17 PM

    Why do I get the feeling we’ll see his name in the headlines again at some point???

  23. texansdan says: Sep 4, 2014 12:17 PM

    Went from leading the NFL to leading sales and warranty commissions, Bob’s team, quarter 1 FY15.
    It’s all about them commissions, boss.

  24. steelcurtainn says: Sep 4, 2014 12:27 PM

    Won’t be long and that’ll be his permanent job.

  25. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 4, 2014 12:30 PM

    NFL star to used car salesman. That should teach him a lesson and help him get his life together.

  26. isitheshoes says: Sep 4, 2014 12:31 PM

    Good for him. Can only hope this leads to him getting his priorities in order once he can play again.

  27. abninf says: Sep 4, 2014 12:33 PM

    Hopefully he isn’t driving those cars. I would imagine he has no license after his DUI?

  28. nflfolly says: Sep 4, 2014 12:38 PM

    I would boycott this car company for hiring someone who has failed drug tests.

  29. vancouversportsbro says: Sep 4, 2014 12:38 PM

    The guy is tremendously talented and I would say a top five receiver in the league. Hearing him waste his good years due to actions like this is really a shame. He could be tearing it up but instead he’s working at a freaking car dealership

  30. 49erstim says: Sep 4, 2014 12:40 PM

    Will he be selling Marshawn Lynch a windowless van?

  31. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Sep 4, 2014 12:41 PM

    This way his unemployment checks wont run out

  32. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Sep 4, 2014 12:43 PM

    I wonder if this is who he was leasing his car through before he was suspended.

  33. godofwine330 says: Sep 4, 2014 12:44 PM

    At least he is doing something positive and productive. I hate to see him in this position, but maybe this will learn him and keep him on the straight and narrow. Sales isn’t easy, but he won’t be sitting still. He needs money because he is likely broke since he didn’t expect to be off this year. I hope it works out for him and he’s back next year.

  34. dawgpoundjedi says: Sep 4, 2014 12:46 PM

    Well, at least he’s going to have something to keep himself busy besides hanging out with his bad influence friends and family all day.

    Maybe having a day job like this will truly show him what he’s messing up and get him on a straight path.

  35. pooflingingmonkey says: Sep 4, 2014 12:48 PM

    If they drug tested to hire car salesmen, there would be no car salesmen.

  36. crazyaboutthepigskin says: Sep 4, 2014 12:55 PM

    Maybe, this is a reality slap for Josh.

    Like, I’ve gone from hookers and eight balls to up-selling a vehicle to include the undercoating to beat Ohio winters.

    Ouch…

  37. cincyalldaway says: Sep 4, 2014 12:59 PM

    Pitiful!

  38. immafubared says: Sep 4, 2014 1:35 PM

    Hey if he can sell cars to all his Browns fans and players he makes more than any of us.

  39. Straight Cash Homie says: Sep 4, 2014 1:38 PM

    Is selling cars worth any points in fantasy football?

  40. pats3rings says: Sep 4, 2014 1:41 PM

    Wow!

  41. bworacle says: Sep 4, 2014 1:47 PM

    Better than a job where you say “Do you want fries with that”

  42. 40for60alldaybaby says: Sep 4, 2014 1:47 PM

    I hope this doesn’t screw up his scholarship.

  43. Joe says: Sep 4, 2014 1:50 PM

    “Can I get back to ya, Roger? I got a guy on the other line asking about some white walls.”

  44. scoops1 says: Sep 4, 2014 1:56 PM

    guess O’Shea Chevrolet didn’t want him….

  45. pantherfan40 says: Sep 4, 2014 2:00 PM

    Smoke weed get high and sell cars and still be a millonaire

  46. mvp43 says: Sep 4, 2014 2:01 PM

    Check the hub caps………

  47. bhindenemylines says: Sep 4, 2014 2:02 PM

    Should have gotten a job in Washington or Colorado. At least he could enjoy himself during his year off. DUH!!!!

  48. shieldsisland37 says: Sep 4, 2014 2:02 PM

    I am starting to get really irritated at all these people who are ripping this kid. He is a KID, he made a mistake, he found a job, I mean what the hell. Leave this kid alone.

  49. chriskrankin says: Sep 4, 2014 2:02 PM

    He is broke. That is why he tried to jump to Canada right away and is now working at a dealership. He has no money to get him by until he starts getting paid again. SAD!

  50. akboot says: Sep 4, 2014 2:03 PM

    I dunno, can he fit the “volkswagon #1″ tat on his body?

  51. sdchicken says: Sep 4, 2014 2:04 PM

    First pick in the fantasy car dealership draft…

  52. The_Hooded_Guest says: Sep 4, 2014 2:06 PM

    I think every car he sells counts as 6 points in my fantasy league. I’ll have to read the fine print.

  53. xsm941f says: Sep 4, 2014 2:09 PM

    Just can’t get the Jerry Lundegard character from the Fargo movie out my head.

  54. xsm941f says: Sep 4, 2014 2:16 PM

    nflfolly: I would boycott this car company for hiring someone who has failed drug tests.

    That comment is the most sanctimonious here. Really? So you’ve NEVER made a mistake? If you “boycotted” every company that employs someone who failed a drug test good luck buying ANYTHING. Good grief.

  55. pacodawg says: Sep 4, 2014 2:19 PM

    I’m sure he was the most qualified for the position

  56. walterwhite1976 says: Sep 4, 2014 2:22 PM

    Rumor has it that he will receive on the job training with Badger and Skinny Pete.

  57. rajbais says: Sep 4, 2014 4:13 PM

    I am actually happy for him. However I hope that he can get his life together while the dealership expect him to and is a good support system for him.

  58. 2difshoe says: Sep 4, 2014 4:38 PM

    ‘ He will work in all aspects of the dealership, including selling cars.’

    He’ll even hang the air fresheners from the rear view mirror.

  59. oldcracker says: Sep 5, 2014 8:09 PM

    Good for him. I wish my grandkids had that much ambition.

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