Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon is mulling whether or not he would like to sue the league over his season-long suspension, but he will be moving on to different tasks while off the football-field. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports that Gordon will work as the “goodwill ambassador” for the Sarchionte Auto group, and he will work in on-floor sales as well as leading the company’s charity efforts in the local community. One of these is the Wounded Warrior Project, so it’s great to see that Gordon has locked up a job and some community service as he looks to quit his drug problem and get his career back on track.
It’s a great step in the right direction for Gordon, who has something to do during his time away from the Browns. Gordon tried to keep busy by playing in the CFL, but that was never going to happen, since he’s still under contract with the Browns. CFL teams can’t sign players under contract in the NFL, and the Browns wouldn’t want him to play for another team for free (risking injury, too) if that weren’t the case.
This new gig should keep Gordon out of trouble, and it will be interesting to see if he’s still interested in suing the league. Anderson reports that Gordon’s new job will start this weekend in Randolph, Ohio, and this is definitely an interesting story that has a bit of a feel-good vibe to it. This is clearly a wise move on Gordon’s part for a variety of reasons, with the community service part a big sticking point.