Josh Gordon wearing his TB12 gear for workouts

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Josh Gordon may not be eligible to play for the Patriots anytime soon, but he’s keeping them close to his heart.

Via Darren Hartwell of NBC Sports Boston, the suspended wide receiver has posted a series of workout photos and video wearing his TB12 Sports gear, quarterback Tom Brady‘s health and wellness brand.

Gordon was wearing one of the “6 Rings” TB12 shirts that Brady wore during the Patriots’ victory parade. The Patriots are giving him one of those rings, despite the fact he wasn’t there for the final game of the season himself.

Gordon received an indefinite suspension for violations of the substance abuse program, but can apply for reinstatement in May.

UPDATE 10:44 A.M. ET: An earlier version of the NBC Sports Boston story said Gordon was working out at Brady’s gym near the Patriots facility. The original story was updated to reflect that Gordon was in Florida.

56 responses to “Josh Gordon wearing his TB12 gear for workouts

  1. I would keep him on the team if the NFL reinstates him again. From all accounts he was a good teammate. Soft spoken. Played reasonably well when in. He may be able to get sober one day, who knows. The Patriots still have no actual NFL caliber wide receivers on the roster.

  2. I really hope this young man gets his mental issues fixed so he can have the brilliant career with Brady that his physical talents deserve.

  3. More than anything I hope he gets his life together if training/Football/Whatever helps I wish you nothing but the very best Josh

  4. We all hope that he is finally on the right track for his personnel sake!!
    And he’s a pretty good receiver for the Pats.

  5. With players like Josh Gordon and Randy gregory that are multiple time offenders, when is it enough to ban them from the league altogether?

  6. “The Patriots still have no actual NFL caliber wide receivers on the roster.”

    Minor point of disagreement but I think many teams would love Julian Edelman on their team. Josh was a legitimate outside receiver who I agree they dont have a quality one on the roster.

  7. I’m as big of Patriots fan as there is….. that said, I have absolutely no confidence that Josh Gordon has what it takes to be committed to being clean or a viable option as a Pats WR….. it really saddens me to say that however let’s just all be real here & face the music…..
    He may be a really great guy & teamate but being a teamate is way more than the word…. it implies trust & being unselfish for the betterment of the whole, not the individual…….
    To count on him is just outright foolish & a disillusionment…..
    Wish him all the best but expect the same results ultimately……
    What’s the definition of insanity???? Doing the same thing over & over again expecting a different result…… get real people!!!!
    GO PATS!!!!!

  8. He is at the best place to try and turn it around.

    I pray for his soul first, then for his family.

    Good Luck Mr. Gordon.

    From one who has not had a drop in 10 years….stay the course the results are soooo worth it!

  9. kcflake says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:15 am
    With players like Josh Gordon and Randy gregory that are multiple time offenders, when is it enough to ban them from the league altogether?
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    Addiction is a disease, just like cancer. Would you ban for life if they had cancer? The type of disease they have certainly should prevent them from playing when they are suffering but when sober why shouldn’t they be able to play?

  10. sportsblogger7 says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:04 am
    I would keep him on the team if the NFL reinstates him again. From all accounts he was a good teammate. Soft spoken. Played reasonably well when in. He may be able to get sober one day, who knows. The Patriots still have no actual NFL caliber wide receivers on the roster.

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    JE11 is one of the best WRs in the league… so there’s that.

    After nearly winning 3 Super Bowls in a row they must be doing something right.

  11. 27 NFL teams operate in states where marijuana consumption is legal for at least medicinal purposes and 8 teams where recreational use is allowed. How much longer will the NFL punish players for smoking dope?

  12. “Addiction is a disease, just like cancer. Would you ban for life if they had cancer?”

    What if their hobby was violent crime instead of drugs? You could call that a disease too.

  13. To be fair to him those big midseason yards helped Pats to another critical playoff bye. As to his re-suspension we don’t know exactly what he failed or why, and NFL might be sympathetic to health issues. Pats are being classy. Yes they do only have one first-rank caliber WR, Edelman, but he’s not really a wideout. I expect they’ll bag Tate – Gordon may be back but, if so, in 2020.

  14. greggallmansliver says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Addiction is a disease, just like cancer. Would you ban for life if they had cancer?
    —————–
    So it’s the only disease that you can overcome with willpower, right? I’ve been an addict. Don’t give me that crap.

  15. Didn’t he learn anything from Edelman’s suspension? SMH. If Josh wants to make a comeback, he is going about it the wrong way.

  16. kcflake says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:15 am
    With players like Josh Gordon and Randy gregory that are multiple time offenders, when is it enough to ban them from the league altogether?
    ————

    What about guys that beat their pregnant girlfriends? What should we do with them?

  17. If he gets reinstated this year it’s total b.s. But then again the pats get special privileges so I wouldnt be totally surprised.

  18. jchemengr says: “27 NFL teams operate in states where marijuana consumption is legal for at least medicinal purposes and 8 teams where recreational use is allowed. How much longer will the NFL punish players for smoking dope?”
    =====================

    As soon as the NFLPA is willing to give something up in the next round of CBA negotiations.

    Rules are already in place – no need to unilaterally take it away. Smarter to use it as bargaining chip.

  19. He needs some serious supervision. Belichick should personally hire someone to follow him everywhere he goes. It would be for the best of the team and his NFL playing career. If he gets reinstated for this upcoming season, he could very well have his own Randy Moss-esque record breaking year. It would be even better for the Patriots to draft a WR and TE while they’re at it as well.

  20. To be honest, I don’t think Gordon needs to “get his life together,” as a lot of people have said here. He isn’t a violent criminal. He smokes weed, which (similar to Randy Gregory) may be the only thing he has tried thus far that can help manage things like anxiety/depression.

    Gordon and Gregory need to try to figure out how to manage those things without weed, yes, but let’s not pretend like these guys are hardened criminals that need to get on the straight and narrow. I have never smoked weed in my life, and the reason is because I’m terrified it might work so well for my anxiety that I would end up using it regularly for that reason. Anyone here who has ever had a bad bout with anxiety or depression knows that you would put just about anything in your body that would give you relief.

    What really needs to happen is the NFL needs to get together with the NFLPA and work out a deal where you are only punished for weed if you are charged with a crime by law enforcement. Take it out of the testing procedures entirely. It is not a performance-enhancing drug, and it is not the kind of drug you can OD on and die from (IE: heroine, cocaine, meth, etc) and virtually every player either lives in or travels to a state where recreational use is perfectly legal, thus testing positive for it doesn’t even have to mean the player has broken any laws.

    There’s too much to unpack these days when trying to punish people for weed. And it’s a bad look having actual violent criminals in the NFL while guys like Gregory and Gordon are banished from the league entirely for something they feel they need on a medicinal basis.

  21. SWFLPC.INC says:
    March 5, 2019 at 11:05 am
    kcflake says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:15 am
    With players like Josh Gordon and Randy gregory that are multiple time offenders, when is it enough to ban them from the league altogether?
    ————

    What about guys that beat their pregnant girlfriends? What should we do with them?

    SWFLPC.INC. guys that beat women should also be banned. That’s common sense to me. The Cleveland browns seem to think otherwise.

  22. greggallmansliver says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:37 am
    kcflake says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:15 am
    With players like Josh Gordon and Randy gregory that are multiple time offenders, when is it enough to ban them from the league altogether?
    ————————————————————–
    Addiction is a disease, just like cancer. Would you ban for life if they had cancer? The type of disease they have certainly should prevent them from playing when they are suffering but when sober why shouldn’t they be able to play?

    greggallmansliver, because we Know this is going to happen again and again and again and again and again with Gordon and Gregory. If they can;t clean up their life, they can find a job outside of playing football.

  23. vaphinfan says:
    March 5, 2019 at 11:13 am
    If he gets reinstated this year it’s total b.s. But then again the pats get special privileges so I wouldnt be totally surprised. 🧀 with that 🍷? 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆😉

  24. vaphinfan says:
    March 5, 2019 at 11:13 am

    If he gets reinstated this year it’s total b.s. But then again the pats get special privileges so I wouldnt be totally surprised.
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    Cool. More whining by you.

  25. I think most commentors recognize addiction is a serious problem. The issue remains he continues to violate the CBA resulting in suspension. So to be empatheic to him and Gregory’s plight, should the league continue this song/dance until when? What is the breaking point? Justin Blackmon comes to mind…after numerous suspensions, he apparently decided/determined that he could not do what was necessary to be a professional football player. It’s time Josh faces the same realization. It’s difficult to run a team or organization when you have key people who decide “to step away for awhile”, not once but twice. How can you game plan to include somebody when you truly don’t know if tomorrow they decide to “walk away” or “show up later” to get themselves together. If he couldn’t do it for the SUPER BOWL then he simply cannot do it.

  26. Coming from a Browns fan, I’m about as “meh” on the subject of Josh Gordon as a person can be. It became obvious about three suspensions ago that he’s not interested in getting clean. If he slips up in a highly-disciplined organization like the Patriots, where the coach had given him chaperones specifically for the purpose of him NOT backsliding, and he does anyway… well, I don’t think you can be any more of a lost cause than that.

  27. The guy has a problem, but as long as the drugs he is clearly addicted to do NOT give him a competitive advantage I would give him as many chances as possible.

  28. I really hope he gets it together but I Danny think he will ever he sober long enough to continue his career. The hoops he’s gonna have to jump through just to get back in the league are gonna be difficult. Then would the patriots trust him enough again to put him back out there?

  29. XaqFields says:
    March 5, 2019 at 11:32 am
    To be honest, I don’t think Gordon needs to “get his life together,” as a lot of people have said here. He isn’t a violent criminal. He smokes weed, which (similar to Randy Gregory) may be the only thing he has tried thus far that can help manage things like anxiety/depression.
    ——————————————————————–

    Enough with the weed as wonder drug bs. Gordon has gone on the record about his abuse of multiple substances and mental health issues. What you accomplish using his struggle as an example for the pro weed argument is diminish them both

  30. Bottom line is he’s just too immature to care about anything farther than 6 months into his future.

  31. bigbenisabigbaby says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:59 am

    So it’s the only disease that you can overcome with willpower, right? I’ve been an addict. Don’t give me that crap
    —————————————————————
    Not sure how you came to that conclusion at all. My point is the complete opposite. Overcome with will power??? Not at all, but if their treatment and therapy provides them opportunity to play (work) then why shouldn’t they be allowed.
    p.s. if you’ve been an addict your are still an addict. The disease isn’t curable, only manageable.

  32. They need to surround him, literally with 3 or 4 guys 24/7. I mean sleeping in the same room, one guy on watch in case he gets up in the middle of the night. To and from practice. Meals together. Intercepting his mail.

    Kind of like “1984”, but it’s for his own good.

  33. sportsblogger7 says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:04 am
    I would keep him on the team if the NFL reinstates him again. From all accounts he was a good teammate. Soft spoken. Played reasonably well when in. He may be able to get sober one day, who knows. The Patriots still have no actual NFL caliber wide receivers on the roster.
    ===============================================

    It’s amazing how much softer and genteler the narrative on Gordon has got simply because he went to the Patriots, even after he got suspended on that team, too.

  34. jchemengr says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:43 am

    27 NFL teams operate in states where marijuana consumption is legal for at least medicinal purposes and 8 teams where recreational use is allowed. How much longer will the NFL punish players for smoking dope?

    ——————————–

    I don’t know the answer to that. But Josh Gordon is currently suspended for a substance that is well beyond marijuana according to Florio.

  35. kcflake says:
    March 5, 2019 at 11:34 am
    SWFLPC.INC says:
    March 5, 2019 at 11:05 am
    kcflake says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:15 am
    With players like Josh Gordon and Randy gregory that are multiple time offenders, when is it enough to ban them from the league altogether?
    ————

    What about guys that beat their pregnant girlfriends? What should we do with them?

    SWFLPC.INC. guys that beat women should also be banned. That’s common sense to me. The Cleveland browns seem to think otherwise.

    ———

    So then you agree Tyreek Hill should be banned from the NFL?

  36. greggallmansliver says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Addiction is a disease, just like cancer. Would you ban for life if they had cancer? The type of disease they have certainly should prevent them from playing when they are suffering but when sober why shouldn’t they be able to play?
    =================================================

    Comparing the two is a little extreme. I get what you’re going for but cancer and addiction are not the same.

    As for why he shouldn’t be able to play when sober…it is pretty simple just like every other time he’s earned a suspension. He broke the rules. You can feel/debate that the rules themselves are dumb/unreasonable (I personally happen to feel players should be able to ‘partake’), but as long as they’re on the books when you violate them you will be punished. Plain and simple.

    I hope JG is doing well and feeling well and returns better than ever. But he isn’t a victim here in terms of how this affects his employment. He has repeatedly broken established rules set by his employer and has to answer for that.

    To his credit…he seems to be kicking butt and moving onward and upward. Keep it up Josh!

  37. Difficult to project whether the NFL will even allow him to play next year.
    What was the length of Gordon’s previous suspension, 8 games? Longer?
    It’s worth their while for the Pats to keep him around but I wouldn’t be too optimistic.

  38. Clearly football needs to be pushed aside. Even when he was in the best situation with the brightest light on him, he was unable to avoid slipping up. The problem is that professional football takes too much effort and attention, and that attention and focus needs to be on healing. it can’t partially be on getting healthy – that clearly didn’t work. It will require 100% focus.

  39. redlikethepig says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:44 am
    “Addiction is a disease, just like cancer. Would you ban for life if they had cancer?”

    What if their hobby was violent crime instead of drugs? You could call that a disease too.

    ———————-
    Seriously?

  40. kcflake says:
    March 5, 2019 at 10:15 am
    With players like Josh Gordon and Randy gregory that are multiple time offenders, when is it enough to ban them from the league altogether?

    =============

    How about never? They’re not using in the workplace, they’re not getting any competitive advantage, and if a team is willing to deal with the complications from employing a player with addiction issues, why shouldn’t they be able to?

    So tired of dinosaurs still stuck in the black & white, let’s punish people for everything mentality.

    Drugs are a physical & mental health issue. Not something that means you don’t deserve to have support and success. Eventually, we’ll get to that place as a society, but a lot of primitive thinking is holding us back.

  41. Addiction is a disease, just like cancer. Would you ban for life if they had cancer? The type of disease they have certainly should prevent them from playing when they are suffering but when sober why shouldn’t they be able to play?
    —–
    I agree if he is clean, of course he should play just like anybody that has served their time and know they have done wrong. But imo saying an addiction is like cancer is wrong. Getting addicted to something as bad for you as drugs etc is a choice in most cases I would assume.

  42. He may never be reinstated again, but there is no downside for either party. Pats would get JGordon’s significant production at a cheap price and Gordon would get the structure and supervision he needs. Worked for a while last yr. Maybe he’ll learn and be better this year(at sobriety).

  43. Kevpft, actually It’s been stated that Josh was high during games. Being high at work is enough to get a regular person fired.

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