Josh Gordon Opens Up About His Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Says He’s Is Ready To Make NFL Comeback

In an interview with UNINTERRUPTED on Tesuday, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon discussed his struggles with drug addicition.

According to’s Mary Kay Cabot, Gordon ran down the list of drugs he has excessively used since entering the NFL 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.”

Gordon remains suspended by the NFL for multiple violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy, but a source tells Cabot that he plans to apply for reinstatement. Gordon recently completed a rehab stint of more 90 days, marking the fourth documented time he’s entered rehab.


In the 13-minute video above, Gordon shares the ups and downs of his life and discusses the point where he figured out what he was doing was wrong.

The 6-3, 225-pound wide receiver has been suspended for 43 of the Browns’ past 48 games, and he hasn’t appeared in an NFL regular-season game since 2014.

During a 2013 campaign that saw him appear in 14 games, Gordon made 87 catches, led the league with 1,646 yards and reeled in nine touchdowns.

Now 26, Gordon is still under contract with the Browns before he is slated to become a restricted free agent in 2018, per Spotrac.

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