Report: Josh Gordon has setback in battle with substance abuse, now unable to play for Seahawks
Report: Josh Gordon suffered a setback and is now unable to play for Seahawks. It originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
On Monday, the Seahawks announced that they had activated Josh Gordon from the blacklist. Pete Carroll shared that he expected Gordon to contribute immediately, starting week 16 that Sunday against the Rams.
Now, 24 hours later, it has been reported that the embattled wide-angle receiver has suffered a setback in his battle against substance abuse and is no longer allowed to practice or play indefinitely. Seattle Times' Bob Condotta first reported that Gordon had not met all of his conditional reinstatement requirements. He can still attend meetings and workouts, but that's it.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero added that this is a new problem stemming from substance abuse.
Most importantly, this is a shame on Gordon, who is only 29 and about to restart his NFL career with his first training session with the Seahawks. The details of Gordon's alleged setback are unknown, and the fact that it may still be in the Seattle team facility could suggest it wasn't meant seriously.
This is a setback, however, and there is no telling how much danger Gordon's NFL career is in at the moment. This goes beyond football, however, as the main hope is that Gordon can get his substance abuse problems under control.
From the Seahawks point of view, they are going to be missing out on a player who could have helped them through the regular season and into the playoffs. David Moore will continue to be the team's undisputed No. 3 recipient, with Freddie Swain retaining a role as the No. 4 guy. Penny Hart lifted the waiver after it was cut to make room for Gordon. It's possible Seattle will sign him now.
Carroll is due to speak to the media on Wednesday. We should learn more about Gordon's situation at this point.
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