Gordon joins Manziel in new league, owner says


Former NFL wide receiver Josh Gordon will return to the sport in the startup Fan Controlled Football league as a member of the FCF Zappers, team owner Bob Menery told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday.

Gordon will join former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel — who was Gordon’s teammate with the Cleveland Browns — on that team’s roster.

The league, which began play this month, features 7-on-7 games in which fans set rosters, call plays and interact in a blend of traditional and esports environments.

Gordon’s on-again, off-again NFL career ran into another roadblock last month when, as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, he was suspended indefinitely after the league rescinded his conditional reinstatement.

An NFL spokesperson told ESPN at the time that the decision stemmed from Gordon, 29, violating terms of his conditional reinstatement under the league’s substance-abuse policy. No other details were provided from the league.

The league suspended Gordon indefinitely in December 2019 for violations of its policies on substance abuse and performance-enhancing substances. That was Gordon’s sixth suspension since the 2013 season and his fifth for some form of substance abuse, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Gordon was conditionally reinstated by the NFL in December and was set to practice with the Seahawks in the final two weeks of the regular season. Coach Pete Carroll said at the time that Gordon had a chance to play Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams. But that same week, the NFL placed him on the commissioner’s exempt list.

Gordon signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks before last season began.

In 63 NFL games, he has 247 receptions, 4,252 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was drafted by the Browns in the second round of the 2012 NFL supplemental draft, after playing at Utah and Baylor.

FCF teams are playing a six-week schedule, with games live-streamed on Twitch from a league-leased facility in Atlanta. The games last about an hour, and the field is 50-by-35 yards with 10-yard end zones.

Players have backgrounds from the FBS and FCS college levels, along with the CFL, XFL and the Indoor Football League, Manziel among them.

Before FCF, Manziel, 28, last played football in April 2019 for the Alliance of American Football and also has played in The Spring League and the CFL since the Browns released him in 2015.

Got a story or tip for us? Email Sports Gossip editors at tips@sportsgossip.com 

Want More From Sports Gossip? 

For all the latest breaking Sports Gossip, be sure to follow SportsGossip.com on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

You can view the original article HERE.

Slim Eva Longoria made a splash in a dress with most fashionable cuts
Joe Turkel, Actor in The Shining and Blade Runner , Dead at 94
Chrishell Stause Opens Up About Relationship With G Flip
Justin Timberlake Sued by Director of ’20/20 Experience’ Documentary
Wicked Songwriter Explains How Defying Gravity is a Big Reason Why the Movie is in Two Parts
Fourth of July movie review & film summary (2022)
A Remake of a Thrilling Heist Series
Sigourney Weaver is Jake and Neytiri’s Daughter in Avatar: The Way of Water
Doja Cat thrives on direct connection with fans – Music News
‘Vampire Survivors’ patch 0.8.0 will add a new relic mechanic
Britney Spears’ father Jamie denies bugging singer’s bedroom during conservatorship – Music News
‘The Shining’ and ‘Blade Runner’ actor Joe Turkel has died aged 94
FairPlay app review 2022 – Sports Gossip
Sources: Hawks get All-Star Murray from Spurs
Payton to join Blazers; 3-year deal, sources say
LIV players ask DP Tour to rescind sanctions
What to Watch: Girl in the Picture, Big Brother, Black Bird
The Time Traveler’s Wife Canceled at HBO After One Season
Stranger Things Breaks More Streaming Records: Netflix Juggernaut Eclipses 7.2 Billion Minutes Watched in One Week
Willow Writer Says There Will Be Plenty of Deep Cuts For Old Fans in Disney+ Series
Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerSoft Pleated Skort Review
See Kim Kardashian Model the Skims Metallic Swim Collection
Free People Fourth of July Sale 2022
Daily Media: Oprah Daily Names Beauty Director, Julee Wilson’s New Role, And More!