Editorial: Why I can finally say goodbye to Josh Gordon
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By Brad Ward

I commend the Cleveland Browns organization for doing everything that they could do to help Josh Gordon. Addiction is a disease, and the Browns allowed a troubled young man to seek treatment on multiple occasions. It is disappointing that Gordon couldn’t finish off his story with Cleveland with a happy ending, but such is life.

It is ironic that what appears to be what did him in is his lack of commitment toward the very team that backed him so many times. I have been frustrated often by the news of Gordon’s suspensions or surprise departures from the team. However, when I heard the news of his mysteriously injured hamstring and that he wasn’t even traveling with the team, I was as frustrated as I have ever been with his situation.

Kudos to John Dorsey. While Hue Jackson spoke excessively about entitlement last week and setting a precedent, it is Dorsey’s swift action in dismissing Gordon that sends the message. Hue: Less talk, more action. Gordon reportedly was late arriving to the building and had a surprise injury the day before a huge game in the Browns’ quest to climb back to NFL...



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