We are now in the 2017 NFL season and haven’t seen Josh Gordon catch a pass in the regular season since the 2014 season because of violating league rules on drugs.
In a mini-documentary released by UNINTERRUPTED on Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver openly discussed various topics, with the most damning one being how Baylor Bears’ coaches helped him cheat on his college drug tests.
“I’ve been enabled most of my life. I’ve been enabled by coaches, teachers, professors, everybody, pretty much, gave me a second chance because of my ability. Not too long after I got arrested for possession of marijuana at Baylor, one of my coaches came by saying, ‘You are going to get drug tested by the compliance office. This is how it’s going to work, this is what they are going to do. If they do call you in, here goes these bottles of detox.’ He showed me how to drink them, showed me how to take them. That was my first experience with, like, getting over on the system and the authority not really being serious because it was kind of being guided by someone who was employed by the university.”
So if his coaches were helping him, how’d he end up failing a test? Gordon explained that by saying at the time his mindset was, “I’m out of detox drinks. Where is coach with my drinks? Not enough time, got to take a drug test, failed the drug test.”
“I’ve used alcohol on many, many occasions, Xanax on many occasions, cocaine several occasions, marijuana most of my life, codeine, cough syrup, methazine — very prevalent where I’m from. It’s what I grew up using,” Gordon said.
Gordon also ran down a disturbing list of drugs he had excessively used since entering the NFL back in 2012: “I’ve used alcohol on many, many occasions, Xanax on many occasions, cocaine several occasions, marijuana most of my life, codeine, cough syrup…methazine is very prevalent where I’m from. It’s what I grew up using.”