Reports: Gordon denied reinstatement

According to multiple reports, Josh Gordon's application to be reinstated to the NFL has been denied, but there's a possibility he could still play in 2016

Josh Gordon has been denied on his application to be reinstated according to multiple reports. 

ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted on his Twitter account that “Josh Gordon's potential reinstatement will be delayed until NFL feels comfortable he has 60-90 days of no red-flag tests, per league source.”

NFL Network's Albert Breer posted on his Twitter account, “Per source, Josh Gordon has received notification that his reinstatement petition has been denied. He can apply again on August 1.”

Scheffer said that there’s still a possibility that Gordon could play in 2016.

“So if all goes well and if Josh Gordon stays clean - big ifs - he could be reinstated to play the 2016 season.”

On Monday, Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo said that Gordon had tested positive for a test recently in March and he tested positive for “marijuana and dilute”, but the marijuana was below the positive threshold.

Gordon was suspended for the 2015 season after testing positive for alcohol and applied for reinstatement in January.


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