Sunday, July 6, 2014
NFL players on J. Gordon via social media
By Pat McManamon
A few NFL players weighed in on Josh Gordon’s most recent arrest, for suspicion of DWI in Raleigh, North Carolina, early Saturday morning.
Gordon allegedly had a blood-alcohol count of .09, which would be over the legal limit of .08. It marked a continuing pattern of behavior that has drawn attention from players, fans and the Browns organization.
Gordon faces a minimum one-year ban for failing an offseason drug test. He has been pulled over twice this offseason, once with marijuana in the car and the second time for the DWI. He was suspended two games a year ago and played two without pay. He also did not last at two different colleges.
The general theme from those players who voiced their opinions about Gordon were strong: Don’t criticize Gordon; instead put the focus on helping him.
One teammate was angry at the public bashing Gordon has received. As of Saturday evening his name had appeared in more than 45,000 tweets, most of them critical and negative.
Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor posted this Sunday morning:
This from former teammate D’Qwell Jackson, now with the Colts, drew a lot of attention:
Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts:
From former NFL linebacker Keith Bulluck:
Finally, Ben Watson, former Browns and current Saints tight end, and a member of the NFL Players Association Executive Committee, said this: