Patriots Players Hope Josh Gordon Gets Help He Needs

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Josh Gordon. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Patriots receiver Josh Gordon's been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the league's substance abuse policy. That came in the wake of Gordon announcing his plans to leave the team to focus on his mental health.

Gordon's now former teammates and Pats captains Matthew Slater and Devin McCourty are hoping the talented wideout gets his life on track.

"I think we have a tendency to become so infatuated with what's going on on the football field as players, as media members, that we lose sight of what's going on with the man sometimes," Slater said. "Our one concern is with him as a man. I'm thankful for the approach he took here, how he was as a teammate--I enjoyed getting to know him and that process, and I'll continue to support him any way I can and be praying for him."

"Football comes and goes, we're all gonna compete, we're all gonna work hard as far as our job playing football," McCourty said. "We're used to adversity when it comes to just playing football, lose a guy to injury, guy can't play in a game, whatever that is--life comes before all of that. I think, we wish him the best, and we care about that more than wins and losses."

The Pats will forge on without Gordon Sunday against the Bills.

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

 

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