Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has spent a lot of time apologizing and/or explaining himself since the end of last season.
There’s the suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy which Gordon said was triggered by codeine in medicine for a sore throat and the decision to hang out with Cleveland public enemy No. 1 LeBron James after the Heat won the NBA title this year each led to acts of contrition from Gordon. Gordon took a more defensive stance on Saturday when asked about criticism that he loafs during practice and doesn’t work as hard as he should to become a better player.
Gordon said that those who criticize him for not spending extra time working with Brandon Weeden after practice don’t see that he’s in the trainer’s room to get treatment for his patellar tendinitis.