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Josh Gordon is selling cars while on suspension

Josh Gordon has found a new job to help him through rough times. ESPN reported on Sept. 4, 2014 that sources have said banned Cleveland Browns receiver Gordon has landed himself a new job as the goodwill ambassador for the Sarchione Auto Group which is located in Ohio. Gordon was suspended from playing pro football for the 2014 season due to a failed test for marijuana.

Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns in action
Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns in action
Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

This is too bad not just for Gordon but also for the Cleveland Browns and their fans. Gordon has been a dynamic football player at 23 years old who led the NFL last season in receiving yardage. Now he will be working in various aspects of the Randolph, Ohio-based dealer group's car business which will include being an on-floor salesman. Gordon also will head the Wounded Warrior Project and other community initiatives for the Sarchione group.

The Sarchione Auto Group in Randolph, Ohio which Gordon will be working for sells Fords and Chevrolets. Gordon will begin working in auto sales for Sarchione as Cleveland travels to Pittsburgh to start the season without their best player

Gordon had checked out the possibility of playing in the Canadian Football League for the remainder of the season. However, an NFL source says that provisions in his contract would prevent him from doing this. In view of the wide popularity of marijuana for recreational use coupled with a trend towards decriminalization in states across the United States this suspension seems unusually harsh. And so Gordon has become one of the most interesting and controversial new car sales people around.