Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon talks to the media

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon spoke to the media on Wednesday as fans wait to see if he will actually play another game in a Browns uniform.

Cleveland Browns fans have something to look forward to after the 0-8 start. No, it is not the excitement that comes with a 1-15 or 2-14 record, if we are lucky. It is because he is back.

Josh Gordon has returned and spoke with reporters Wednesday afternoon. He is not eligible to play until December 3, but just having him back in the building is a good sign.

It is still hard to trust Gordon’s words until he backs them up, but he said all the right things today. And dare I say, I believe that he has changed for good.

Josh Gordon is a smart guy and he always has been. He was smart enough to trick fans, and the organization, into thinking he had shaken his addictions several times in the past, but as we know that wasn’t the case.

Things do seem different this time around after Gordon opened up his soul in a video on Uninterrupted, along with a GQ article. I’d recommend checking out both in order to get an accurate view of his life.

Opening up doesn’t mean he is for sure going to be a changed man, but it is certainly putting him on the right track.

Ultimately, staying sober for a significant stretch of time is what it will take for him to regain the trust of both fans and the organization, and this latest reinstatement allows just that.

Fans are sick of talking about Gordon’s problems. We just want to talk about how great of a football player he is, citing recent examples instead of reminiscing about 2013. Playing in the final five games of this season is a perfect test for him, while it also gives fans a reason to watch.

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We have written enough about his past and like Gordon said today, it is time to move on and focus on football. Let’s hope he holds true to his words this time around.