According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Josh Gordon is kicking around the idea of playing in the CFL while he serves a one-year suspension for the 2014 NFL season.
Josh Gordon is exploring the possibility of playing the rest of the year in the Canadian Football League, per sources. @ESPNNFL
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 28, 2014
Of course, this is unlikely to occur as Ian Rapaport found out when speaking to a CFL GM about the possibility of Gordon taking his talents up north.
Texting with a CFL GM who tells me if Josh Gordon is under contract & suspended, rules don’t allow him to play in CFL. Only if he’s cut.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 28, 2014
And because the Browns aren’t THAT reckless, they’ve already reportedly ruled out allowing Gordon to play in the CFL and potentially put his body in harm’s way.
#Browns would not give Josh Gordon permission to play in the Canadian Football League, a source tells http://t.co/9CJgNAeo7v
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 28, 2014
So, while Josh Gordon may be looking for a way to play professional football this year, it doesn’t look like the CFL is going to be a realistic route (which kinda sucks because Josh Gordon is a widely talented and entertaining wide receiver and it would be awesome to see him clown on the CFL for a year).