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New England Patriots star Josh Gordon 'stepping away from football' in reports of potential suspension

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday he's stepping away from football.           (AP Photo / Don Wright) New England Patriots Wide Receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday he was "stepping away from football" to focus on his mental health, just months after completing a suspension for drug abuse issues. [1 9659004] Gordon, 27, announced his plans in a short statement on Twitter, where he thanked the Patriots for their support. "You have recently felt like I could have a better grasp on things mentally," he said. sa, jeg vil være stepping away fra fotballområdet for en smule til fokus på min mental sundhed. I would like to thank Coach Belichick, Mr. Kraft, as well as countless others within the Patriots organization for their continued support. " CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Patriots, who are on the verge of securing another AFC East title and a playoff berth, also released a statement in support of Gordon. "We support Josh Gordon in his continued efforts to focus on his health," the statement read. "His attempt to do so is a private and personal matter, which we intend to respect." The announcement came amid multiple reports that Gordon is facing another indefinite suspension for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the NFL's drug policy. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Gordon was not expected to play again this season or ever again. The NFL granted Gordon conditional reinstatement in November 2017, allowing him to join his former team,…

New England Patriots Wide Receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday he was “stepping away from football” to focus on his mental health, just months after completing a suspension for drug abuse issues. [1

9659004] Gordon, 27, announced his plans in a short statement on Twitter, where he thanked the Patriots for their support.

“You have recently felt like I could have a better grasp on things mentally,” he said. sa, jeg vil være stepping away fra fotballområdet for en smule til fokus på min mental sundhed. I would like to thank Coach Belichick, Mr. Kraft, as well as countless others within the Patriots organization for their continued support. “

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The Patriots, who are on the verge of securing another AFC East title and a playoff berth, also released a statement in support of Gordon.

“We support Josh Gordon in his continued efforts to focus on his health,” the statement read. “His attempt to do so is a private and personal matter, which we intend to respect.”

The announcement came amid multiple reports that Gordon is facing another indefinite suspension for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the NFL’s drug policy. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gordon was not expected to play again this season or ever again.

The NFL granted Gordon conditional reinstatement in November 2017, allowing him to join his former team, the Cleveland Browns, for team meetings and workouts . Gordon had violated the league’s substance-abuse policy multiple times.

He was traded to the Patriots in the beginning of the season. September na rapportering til praksis med en uforklarlig hamstring skade. He remained in Stage 3 of the NFL’s substance-abuse program even after reinstatement. In 11 games with New England, he caught 40 balls for 720 yards and three touchdowns.

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