Cole mentions that during his time at Baylor, Gordon had to be “constantly convinced to come back to the football team.”
According to Cole, it took almost “coercion” on the part of the Baylor coaching staff to get him back on the field.
Cole surmises that Gordon “just doesn’t want it enough to make a career out of it.”
This comes just a day after news broke that Gordon had tested positive for alcohol, which is only a problem for him given that he was previously arrested for a DUI.
The overall expectation is that Gordon will be suspended for the entire 2015 season.
Gordon, 23, would have had just one more year remaining on his four-year, $5.342 million rookie contract that$3.8 million included guaranteed.
However, Ian Rapoport points out that Gordon’s suspension will keep be under contract through the 2016 season, at which point, he’ll just be a restricted free agent.
This year, Gordon appeared in five games and caught 24 passes for 303 yards receiving, but no touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Gordon and the Browns as the news is available.