Josh Gordon lands job working at car dealership during NFL suspension
Josh Gordon is not allowed to practice, visit team facilities, attend team functions or have any other involvement with the Cleveland Browns as he serves his year-long suspension, it makes perfect sense that the wide receiver found a different job to occupy his time … and hopefully keep him out of any additional trouble.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson was the first to report on Twitter Thursday that Gordon has landed a gig as “goodwill ambassador” for Sarchione Auto group in Randolph, Ohio.
Among his duties and responsibilities, Gordon reportedly “will be working in all aspects of their car business including as an on-floor salesman.” So, if Gordon thinks he can just stroll in late and push papers around his desk, he can forget it.
As part of his role as goodwill ambassador, Gordon will spearhead the dealership’s community outreach efforts, specifically those involving its involvement with the Wounded Warriors Project.
Gordon’s new gig should be considered a major coup for both the dealership and the receiver. Sarchione Auto benefits from a tremendous boost in marketing and promotion for its organization.
And Gordon? He benefits from some goodwill generated by aligning himself with a worthy cause courtesy of his goodwill ambassador role and work with the Wounded Warriors Project as he attempts to rehabilitate his severely tarnished image and work back into the good graces of both the NFL and the Browns organization. A win-win, really.
One piece of advice for Gordon, though. Perhaps it would be best if he did not roll into work in his camouflage Porsche. It may rub his coworkers the wrong way by making him come off as elitist. Also, no one would see him arrive to work on time. You know, because it’s camouflage.