Somebody Please Help Josh Gordon

As you know, Josh Gordon was already going to get suspended for the season for a failed drug test. There’s a hearing scheduled later this month to make that determination, but while awaiting the hearing, Gordon was arrested for DUI this past weekend. Gordon allegedly blew a .09, just above the legal limit of .08.

While that’s minor … alcohol affects many people in different ways … Gordon clearly needed to avoid the spotlight, otherwise he was going to get suspended without pay. He didn’t and he’s going to pay a huge price for having done so.

It IS about Gordon’s life, and props to Jackson for recognizing it. In the meantime, I’m concerned about two groups: The people dumping all over him, and the people stating these are minor transgressions. The people dumping all over him are the holier than thou, this is the worst thing ever until it happens to me group. They want all athletes to be the kind of guy who played in the 1950’s, when football / everything else in America was romanticized as The Ultimate.  They don’t like football players, except Peyton Manning. Then there’s the other kind … who happen to be mostly Cleveland Browns fans … wanting to minimize the crimes Gordon is committing. Yes, DUI is a crime. Yes, marijuana use, except in Washington state and Colorado, is a crime. Cleveland Browns fan is an enabler of his behavior and the thought that this is not a big deal is in itself a big deal. You can see it with Manziel. Browns fan loves his sports, and won’t go against finally  getting into that Super Bowl. I admire their persistence, but they care less about these guys being good human beings than they do about that Super Bowl goal.



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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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1 Response to Somebody Please Help Josh Gordon

  1. Pingback: Josh Gordon’s Side of the Story | bittersportspills

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