Suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon has acknowledged that he is staying ready as he has underlined that he hasn't given up on his hopes of returning to the NFL. Gordon, who was suspended several times due to substance abuse, appeared on The Adam Schefter Podcast, where he was asked if he was clean, to what he replied: "Yes sir."
"There's no quit in me, at least I'm thankful for that, and knowing how to get back on track has been my strong suit. What has been deemed once my weakness I can credit for helping me move forward in life," Gordon said.
Gordon was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft and he has always been considered as one of the most talented players at his position. "I know I have a lot to offer, a lot of knowledge about the game and a lot of experience.
I'm not going to tarnish that or throw that away and disrespect myself," he said.
Gordon admits it hasn't been easy dealing with all the on and off court stuff
"I had to work through and work past a lot of guilt, a lot of shame.
You know, inner turmoil with myself. My family was dealing with it as well. So I had to deal with what was going on on multiple fronts. I was battling ... you know ... I think life problems as well as I think just workplace environment problems and just saying: How can I coexist? Everybody else seems to be doing it so effortlessly, what makes me different? I think that's where that self-doubt comes in.
And it can, as you've seen with my career, it can bring you to some low points," he said. When asked what would a potential suitor get from Gordon, he said: "Anybody can be really good at the game, but you don't necessarily want to be seen as an a--hole, pardon my language, you know, off the field.
So for me I try to keep it real so what you see and what you hear is as honest as it gets. Not to say I'm the most honest person, but I learned at a certain point in time I kinda gotta cut out a lotta B.S. in my life. So you're getting a guy that's focused, at this age, this late in my career, most importantly you're getting a great wide receiver."