The Cleveland Browns wide receiver recently was reinstated by the NFL from an indefinite suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policies and also detailed the extent of his issues with drugs and alcohol in a mini-documentary last month. He'd go every morning to a tattoo parlor and pick up a small.38 special that he put in his pocket or backpack, then he'd return it at the end of the school day.
Josh Gordon's return to the National Football League appears to be imminent, and the details about his past appear to be more astonishing with each interview he does.
In an explosive and often unflattering feature piece from Sports Illustrated, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon opens up about being a drug dealer while at Baylor, clearing as much as $10,000 a month selling weed.
Gordon told SI he had started selling marijuana while in high school to help support his family.
Per the report, Gordon claimed that during his sophomore year he was "receiving as much as six pounds of weed-vacuum-sealed and wrapped in Mylar, sprayed with kerosene and covered in coffee beans to mask the smell, shipped through US mail-every week from a dealer back home". It's also important to note that Gordon says in the profile - which is worth a read - things that contradict what he told GQ earlier in the year about how he would drink or do drugs before "probably every game of my career." .
Gordon said he received as much as six pounds of marijuana a week by mail when he was a sophomore at Baylor.
Gordon would sell the marijuana in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.
The interview for the Sports Illustrated story was done in Gainesville, Fla., in an apartment belonging to Gordon's manager, Michael Johnson, about three weeks before Gordon was reinstated, with Johnson present. His first time trying cocaine was in 2011, when Gordon, who had transferred to Utah, was sitting out a year. He was reinstated for the 2017 season November 1.