Browns WR Josh Gordon posted on Twitter that he will not be in Cleveland at the start of training camp.
The troubled wide receiver said that this is all part of his ongoing treatment plan with the Browns and the NFLPA.
Thanks again.. See ya soon.. 🙏🏾— Flash Gordon (@JOSH_GORDONXII) July 23, 2018
Gordon has been suspended multiples for violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy.
The Browns and GM John Dorsey released a statement in support of Gordon.
One NFL insider tweeted out that Gordon is NOT being suspended
For anyone suspicious of Josh Gordon's announcement that he won't be at the start of #Browns camp, he's "absolutely not suspended," source said. Continuing to work on his issues, as Gordon said in his tweets.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 23, 2018
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Josh Gordon, whom #Browns have placed on non-football illness list: "No timetable. We'll address the matter at the appropriate time."— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 23, 2018
Players in Stage Three can be drug tested up to 10 times per month and medical director can order treatment. Positive test or failure to comply triggers indefinite banishment of at least 1 year. To reiterate: Gordon is not suspended, but there's no timetable on his return. https://t.co/Y4el4IlYrl— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 23, 2018
The #Browns have no plans to move on from Josh Gordon, who has had a great offseason and shown he's on his way to recovery, source said. As GM John Dorsey's statement said, the team continues to support Gordon. He'll be on NFI until he's deemed ready to return.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 23, 2018