NFL reinstates Josh Gordon from suspension on conditional basis

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated on a conditional basis from his indefinite suspension for multiple drug violations.

The NFL announced Gordon's reinstatement Monday, saying that he will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to Gordon on Monday, saying he has "every belief that [Gordon] will make the right choices."

"As we discussed at our [July 19] meeting, as Commissioner, I want nothing more than to see you turn your circumstances around and succeed," Goodell wrote to Gordon. "Countless others including your agent, teammates and coaches, Mr. Haslam and the leadership of the organization, the Program professionals and Jim Brown also have pledged to provide you with every resource at their disposal. But as you acknowledged, ultimately, your future is your responsibility. I have every belief that you can make the right choices, but it will be up to you to do so."