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That cheering you just heard was from New England Patriots fans who just read Adam Schefter’s tweet about Josh Gordon.
According to Schefter, Gordon is being reinstated by the NFL and can rejoin the Patriots.
NFL is reinstating Patriots’ WR Josh Gordon, league source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 16, 2019
In 11 games with the Pats last season, Gordon hauled in 40 passes for 720 yards and three TDs, but then was suspended indefinitely for violations of the NFL-NFLPA Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
According to the Patriots website, the reinstatement is on a conditional basis.
Per the site:
“Effective Sunday, Gordon may rejoin the Patriots to attend meetings and engage in conditioning work and individual workouts.
Subject to appropriate progress on clinical care and other arrangements, he will be permitted to participate in team activities including practice. Because he will not have had sufficient conditioning and practice time, however, he may attend but may not play in the Patriots’ Thursday, August 22 game.”
“We are all rooting for Josh to succeed, both personally and professionally,” said commissioner Goodell. “Everyone shares in that hope and will continue to support him to every extent possible. But as Josh acknowledged, ultimately his success is up to him.”
Hopefully Gordon progresses and gets the necessary help he needs to stay on the right path going forward.