JOSH GORDON TO BE
REINSTATED ON CONDITIONAL BASIS
ROGER GOODELL notified JOSH GORDON of the Cleveland Browns today
that he will be reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis.
immediately, Gordon may join the Browns to attend meetings, engage in
conditioning work and individual workouts.
to compliance with clinical and other requirements, he will be placed on the
Commissioner’s Exempt list and be permitted to practice with the team beginning
on Monday, November 20.
Monday, November 27, Gordon will be eligible at the team’s discretion to return
to active status or to remain on the Commissioner’s Exempt list for an
additional week before returning to active status.
emphasized at today’s meeting, everyone – including Josh’s teammates and
coaches, the Browns’ ownership and organization, the Program professionals and
all of us at the league office – want him to have
every opportunity to resume his career and to be successful in the NFL,” said
Goodell. “Whether that happens, however, at the end of the day will depend on
Josh. His commitment to sobriety and to reaching his goals in football and
beyond will determine his success. It ultimately is up to Josh.”
had been suspended indefinitely since September of 2016 without pay for
multiple violations of the NFL-NFLPA Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.