Re: Josh Gordon
posted at 7/8/2014 6:56 AM EDT
In response to OnlyDaTruth's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to seawolfxs' comment:
I think it begins with the CBA ?
players get so much , teams get so much
even with that the players are suing for more. While not all deserve it, and not all the injuries are from the nfl
how about the agents? They get a little much in my opinion
players have a problem coz too many will be broke 5 yrs out of the league
When a player making 500k , buys a diamond earring for 50k and then loses it on the field, it is just anecdotal evidence that too many of these kids cannot handle the total package. Too many have gun problems, kids out of wedlock , drug problems and then money problems, Too many pampered their whole life
I don't see the nfl owners having much control to have an impact on these problems. . they do have a rookie prep session, they do have players talk with them. But by 21 the responsibility is theirs.
the idea of a structured environment is sound. maybe some non playing reserve list has Merritt, but in the end I don't see a lot of success.
Btw Gordon was in a structured environment, did seem to do much good did it.?
one never knows when the lites start to go on, C Carter was one, but he admits it was getting cut from the eagles.
Why more pro players don't get drivers when they go out,is something that always puzzles me.
This latest DWI happened while the players were on summer break and he was away from team structure.
I do not have the timeline of when he was tested and failed his drug test for marijuana
But where is the accountability on Gordon's part? Who's decision was it to have that drink or smoke. Is it all of the sudden the team's fault that Gordon failed his drug test? Is Gordon not being compensated well enough for his services? Can he not afford his own rehab? There's a good chance that a judge my require rehab in lieu of any kind of verdict. Are you really saying the team should pay for it?
The major problem with the team paying for any of Gordon's rehab is that the blame for Gordon's actions and behavior points the finger to everyone else but Gordon.
When an individual has a disease, taking responsibility and accountability must take a back seat to getting that individual help.
No one is placing blame on the team. Simply trying to help a young adult with substance problems.
It's pretty obvious, his family was unable to. It is also pretty obvious that VT was unable to or did not attempt to. The NFL may be Gordon's last chance at getting help and over coming this disease