Josh Gordon may be unable to take the field at the start of the 2020 NFL season due to his suspension from the league, but at least he’ll have some extra pocket change while he waits for reinstatement.
Despite not stepping on the field for the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl LIII run in 2018, the free agent wide receiver cashed in on his time in New England after auctioning off his Super Bowl LII ring. Gordon did not play a single game during the Pats run to the Super Bowl after failing a drug test in December 2018, but he did still get to take home the hardware.
The final Patriots ring of the Tom Brady era sold for a whopping $138,000, per Sports Collectors Daily. Gordon put the ring up for auction in early July.
Gordon, who last played for the Seahawks in 2019, is currently on the Commissioner's Exempt List after being suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s policies on substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs.
He applied for reinstatement in June and had hoped to have the suspension lifted ahead of training camp. Seattle recently added former second-round pick Paul Richardson in the mix at wide receiver behind DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Phillip Dorsett.
Seattle had been waiting to see what would happen with Gordon, but the NFL has yet to make a ruling.
"Josh did a really good job with us last year," Carroll previously said. "He fit in really well. He was part of this team by the way we opened and embraced his coming to us, but also by the way he adapted. So we are very open to that thought, and we'll see what happens."
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