Josh Gordon was well on his way to being a key contributor in the Patriots playoff run before his season was once again derailed by substance abuse. That isn’t going to stop the Patriots from showing him love for his contributions and support of the team.
According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, the Patriots will be giving a Super Bowl ring to Gordon “for his contributions to the team’s success over 11 games.”
“When wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in December for violating the terms of his reinstatement, Van Noy told me in the locker room that day it was his hope to send him championship hats and T-shirts. Mission accomplished, and there’s one thing even better than that: Gordon also will receive a Super Bowl ring, from owner Robert Kraft, for his contributions to the team’s success over 11 games.”
The 27-year-old Gordon, of course, was suspended indefinitely by the NFL following the Patriots’ loss in Pittsburgh, due to a failed drug test, but it sounds as though he took the correct steps and it is possible he will be cleared to play again next season if everything works out. It would be great to see Josh come back clean and get a chance to add another ring to his hand next season. Gordon is expected to start his reinstatement process in May.
Friendly reminder that Josh Gordon is a Super Bowl champion & loves the Patriots ? pic.twitter.com/UuCHZaCKDS
— Cara♛ (@caraaaaaa) February 11, 2019