Cleveland, OH, United States (NewsBahn) – Without getting into Josh Gordon’s recent off-field woes, Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine indicated the fault of players’ trouble is often on them and not the NFL.
Pettine said the league does a good job of warning players about avoiding dangerous situations.
“Sometimes guys get the message and it’s too late,” Pettine said, addressing whether the NFL does enough to help players though not mentioning Gordon specifically. “In all my time in the league, there’s always going to be a handful of guys that just don’t get it, but I think the league’s done more than enough to get the word out.”
In the case of Gordon, the Browns wideout was cited for speeding recently after already awaiting word from the NFL about a potential year-long suspension for a failed marijuana drug test.
He already came off a two-game ban last season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.