The Seattle Seahawks have permanently released wide receiver Josh Gordon without pay for once again for “violating the NFL policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse,” the league announced Monday.
In August, the once-promising 28-year-old was allowed to remain with the team on a “conditional basis” after being suspended by the NFL in December 2018 for multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. However, this recent suspension will likely be the end of his career, according to sources. Towards the end of the 2018 NFL season, Gordon violated the league’s drug policy again, missing the entire postseason, including the Super Bowl, when the Patriots defeated the Rams.
Gordon, who had been playing through an injured knee, has been suspended five times by the NFL for substance abuse, struggling with a marijuana addiction, failing many mandatory drug tests during his time in the league.
Josh Gordon has yet to respond to his suspension.