Josh Gordon Sells Super Bowl Ring For Insane Amount
Josh Gordon sold his Super Bowl ring for a pretty insane amount this week. A grand total of $138,000, to be exact.
Although Gordon was suspended in 2018 and did not actually contribute anything of note to the New England Patriots for Super Bowl LIII, he still received a ring for his troubles.
The 29-year-old subsequently turned around and sold the prized jewelry at an auction this past week.
One NFL team refused to boycott their practice on Thursday. They moved forward with it as planned. https://t.co/YbrA0qy3w9
— Game 7 (@game7__) August 27, 2020
Josh Gordon Can’t Stop Getting Suspended
Gordon has been suspended by the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy on five separate occasions.
Ever since coming into the league and getting everyone excited with the skills he showcased during his All Pro 2013 season, Gordon has played in a grand total of 33 games.
In 2013, he was suspended for two weeks after testing positive for codeine in his system.
One year later, he was suspended ten games for testing positive for weed – only to later get suspended again by the Cleveland Browns for violating team rules. That resulted in him suiting up for all of five outings in 2014.
In 2015, he failed another drug test and was suspended for what should have been at least a year. However, after entering a rehab program he was granted conditional reinstatement in 2017.
Eventually, the Browns got tired of the headaches that accompanied Gordon and traded him to the New England Patriots for a fifth rounder.
There was a lot of talk about how Gordon would become a new man under Bill Belichick, but that did not end up happening.
Instead, he failed another drug test and was suspended for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement.
Patriots fans had an interesting reaction to Cam Newton’s decision to speak out. https://t.co/ew6UMTU9F3
— Game 7 (@game7__) August 28, 2020
In 2019, the Patriots waived Gordon and he was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks. Shortly thereafter, he was suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse.
Over the course of an eight-year career, Gordon has been suspended on five different occasions.
Needless to say, if he is already selling off Super Bowl rings, he is probably not counting on a big NFL payday coming any time soon.