Browns beat writer Scott Petrak joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the latest news involving the Browns' Josh Gordon not being available for training camp starting on Thursday.

The NFL says he  is not suspended, but there is some uncertainty as to when he will report. 


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Clay Skipper, a writer for GQ Magazine spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his article in the magazine on embattled wideout Josh Gordon and his latest comeback attempt.


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Thursday, 29 September 2016 18:53

AUDIO Josh Gordon Going To Rehab

The saga of embattled Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has continued as he has decided to enter an in-patient rehab facility.

Brad expressed his frustration and disappointment with Gordon.

Gordon was slated to come back after his most recent suspension, and through a statement released by Gordon himself, he said he needed to step away from the game "to gain full control of his life"

Scott Petrak from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke with Brad about Gordon and his latest misstep.


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Thursday, 29 September 2016 17:48

Browns' Gordon: I'm Entering Rehab

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon won't be returning to the field...instead, he's heading to rehab.


(Cleveland Browns, statement) Statement from Josh Gordon

"After careful thought and deep consideration I've decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility. This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person. I appreciate the support of the NFL, NFLPA, the Browns, my teammates, my agent and the community through this extremely challenging process."

Statement from Executive VP of Football Operations Sashi Brown on Josh Gordon

"We support Josh in taking this step to seek additional help and treatment. His singular focus must be on his own health. We want nothing more than for Josh to be successful personally and professionally and will not comment on his status with the organization at this time."

Published in Local reports that the warrant was withdrawn after he appeared in court on Wednesday.


(Previous Coverage)

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has a warrant for his arrest, as a result of a paternity suit. reports that Gordon didn't respond to "several months" worth of subpeonas in the case of a woman who says Gordon is the father of her one-year old daughter.

She filed the complaint last July, seeking child support.

The Browns, in a statement, say they're aware of the situation.

Gordon is serving a four-game NFL suspension for substance abuse.


(Cleveland Browns, news release) "We are aware of the situation. Josh and his attorney are working with the Cuyahoga County Courts to resolve this matter. We have no further comment at this time."

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The long, winding road for reinstatement to the NFL has taken a positive turn for Josh Gordon as he is now back with the Cleveland Browns for the 2016 season.

Scott Petrak from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram joined Brad Russell on his show Monday to talk about Gordon's reinstatement and if coach Hue Jackson will keep him in the fold.

 "I'm pretty sure they're going to bring him back after the four-game suspension," he says.  "I think from the start, he's it's always about the guys he's hanging around with and it's been all about his decision making."

Gordon is allowed to play in the preseason and participate in training camp.

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Embattled Browns wide reciever Josh Gordon has been given another shot at trying to turn his NFL career around, and some say it could be his last shot.

Steve King from joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about Gordon's meeting with NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell, and what that reinstatement means for not only Gordon himself, but the Browns organization.

Gordon is suspended for the first 4 games of the 2016 season. He's spent a limited of time on the field due to repeat violations of the league's drug policy during his time in the NFL.  He is eligible to participate in the Browns' preseason games and in training camp.

For the full interview with Steve King, click here.


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Wednesday, 13 April 2016 09:45

AUDIO What's Next For Josh Gordon?

The Josh Gordon story has taken yet another turn after his petition for reinstatement to the NFL has been denied.

Tom Reed from the Cleveland Plain Dealer joined Brad Russell in the Average Sports Show to talk about the troubled wideout and what's next for him as he continues to battle his issues with substance abuse.

Reed says that Gordon can lobby for reinstatement again in August. He was suspended in Feburary of 2015 for a failed drug test and reportedly failed another one recently.

Tom says he sees a young man who hasn't made the most of what he's been given.

 "We're talking about a guy who's played 5 games since 2013, and it's been one of the biggest wastes of talent in sports I've ever seen."

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