Many believe Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon did not deserve the one-year suspension that the NFL upheld for his violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. I mean, it is not as if he knocked a woman unconscious in a casino elevator. Regardless, being suspended by the NFL means that Gordon will not get paid for the next year, which is why he has decided to take a job as a used car salesman in Ohio.
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Gordon “will be the goodwill ambassador for the Sarchione Auto group in Randolph, Ohio, which includes Sarchione Ford and Sarchione Chevrolet . He will be working in all aspects of their car business including as an on-floor salesman. Gordon will also be heading all of their local community efforts including with the Wounded Warriors Project. He starts this weekend.”
Not only will he be on the showcase floor attempting to sell cars to customers, but he also will be the auto dealership’s leader when it comes to charity programs that are associated with Sarchione Ford and Sarchione Chevrolet.
At first glance, it may seem a bit peculiar, and even a little humorous, that Gordon has decided to do this with his season off. However, the reality is Gordon should be commended for his efforts down the road. He could have easily decided to sit at home and work out in his spare time until he is reinstated by the NFL. Instead, he has chosen to be a positive member of society and help out his community in a way that should help him pay for some of his bills.
Gordon was suspended for testing positive for marijuana. He later got arrested on suspicion of DWI, which certainly did not help his cause with the NFL in regard to shortening his suspension.