Recently reinstated Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon said he was making a lot of money selling drugs during his time at Baylor.
Gordon, who has been suspended from the NFL multiple times because of substance abuse issues, told Sports Illustrated that he was making up to $10,000 a month dealing marijuana. From SI:
As a sophomore at Baylor he says he was receiving as much as six pounds of weed—vacuum-sealed and wrapped in Mylar, sprayed with kerosene and covered in coffee beans to mask the smell, shipped through U.S. mail—every week from a dealer back home. He would drive to Dallas, Austin and San Antonio to sell it, and he estimates he was bringing in upward of $10,000 in profit every month. He was arrested for possession in fall 2010 and one year later was indefinitely suspended for failing a school drug test.
Gordon told SI he had started selling marijuana while in high school to help support his family. It’s also important to note that Gordon says in the profile — which is worth a read — things that contradict what he told GQ earlier in the year about how he would drink or do drugs before “probably every game of my career.”
When the author of the piece asks for clarification regarding the comments given to SI vs. the ones given to GQ, Gordon’s agent makes it seem he and his client are angling for a tell-all deal of some sort. It’s definitely worth noting the inconsistencies in Gordon’s comments when putting stock into Gordon’s comments about his marijuana profits.
A native of Houston, Gordon chose Baylor because he couldn’t live outside of the state of Texas as part of a probation agreement after a felony charge of credit card theft. He was suspended in 2010 when he was found asleep in a Taco Bell drive-thru with a teammate. Marijuana was found in the car.
Gordon played two seasons at Baylor. As a sophomore in 2010 he had 42 catches for 714 yards and seven touchdowns. He sat out the 2011 season and intended to transfer to Utah. But he never played there — the story details his attempt to go west and play football.
He was chosen in the 2012 supplemental draft by the Browns, who used a second-round pick on Gordon. The wide receiver was suspended multiple times before being suspended for the 2015 season. In 2016, he left the team to go to a rehab facility just before his potential reinstatement to the NFL.
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