He was officially suspended indefinitely, again, this after his announcement, as they put him back on the Reserve/Commissioner Suspended List under the NFL Drug Policy. The 27-year-old spent most of the previous four seasons on this list due to multiple drug violations. At this point, Gordon is reportedly facing banishment from the league if he has another positive test, although, he could still apply for another reinstatement. Despite that, the chances of him coming back would be more and more unlikely as this tough stretch continues.
Gordon made his announcement through Twitter, mentioning "I have recently felt like I could have a better grasp on things mentally." He went on to thank the Patriots organization for the opportunity, while the organization released a statement expressing their support for the troubled player. Multiple players sent their thoughts and prayers his way during interviews, including Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater.
Gordon began the season with the Browns, but missed the start of training camp to seek counseling help. He would return to the team three weeks later, but played in just one game before the Browns dealt him to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick. The wideout was with the Pats up until last Wednesday, where he participated fully in practice. In his final game with New England, he was held to one catch for 19 yards in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
For the Pats, they have yet to clinch a playoff spot in the AFC, but they will have to do so with one less weapon for Tom Brady. They need a win on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills at home to clinch a playoff spot and the AFC East Division.