The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon to a one-year, $1 million contract.
Gordon once again is suspended for violating both the league’s substance abuse and PED policies, and is currently waiting for results from the league office on his applied reinstatement.
The 29-year-old saw a tiny 11 targets in just five games last season, but apparently he provides some usage for teammates Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf.
Gordon has supreme talent and could have become the highest-paid wideout in history when he broke out in 2013 with a monster 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns, but he just couldn’t stay clean.
This is Gordon’s sixth suspension since 2013, and listed are his punishments below:
- JUN 7 2013 – Suspended 2 games, and fined an additional 2, for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, forfeiting $148,894 in 2013 salary with Cleveland.
- AUG 27 2014 – Suspended for the entire 2014 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, forfeiting $1.39M in salary/bonus with Cleveland.
- DEC 27 2014 – Suspended 1 games for a violation of team rules with Cleveland.
- JAN 25 2015 – Suspended for the entire 2015 season for violating the NFL’s drug/alcohol policy.
- JUL 25 2016 – Suspended 4 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, foerfeiting $251,389 in 2016 salary with Cleveland.
- DEC 20 2018 – Suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy (5th charge), forfeiting a remaining $92,941 of 2018 salary with New England.
- DEC 16 2019 – Suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s PED policy, forfeiting $238,235 in remaining 2019 salary with Seattle.