He can reapply for reinstatement in the fall. He can reapply this fall.
According to a report from USA Today, Gordon's latest petition for reinstatement was denied by the league.
August 27, 2014 - Gordon draws his second NFL suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, this time for one full year. After being reinstated past year and participating in the preseason, Gordon chose to check himself into rehabilitation for his drug problem. But Gordon checked into rehab days before the suspension was set to end. Despite only playing in 14 games, Gordon lead the National Football League with 1,646 receiving yards.
Gordon's off-field issues began in college when he was dismissed by both Baylor and Utah for failing drug tests.
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While the Browns aren't holding out hope for Gordon's return this upcoming season, Cleveland's executive vice president of football operations, Sashi Brown, has also acknowledged that the team can't afford to release a player of his caliber. "Our decision with Josh is just understanding where he is in this process and being able to have him", Brown said.
"We're not in position at wide receiver to turn down a guy like Josh if we feel he's settled himself". However, Gordon has said that is not the case while the drug that got him bounced from the league may actually be alcohol.
Even if Gordon was reinstated, there is no guarantee that he would wear the number 12 for the Browns ever again. The Browns selected him in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft. The 26-year-old was suspended for two games in 2013, 10 games in 2014, all 16 games in 2015 season and the first four games this year.
September 5-Dec. 30, 2012 - Gordon plays in all 16 games for the Browns and starts 13 as an impressive rookie wideout. The NFL also suspended him for two games in 2013 for violations of the substance abuse policy.