The New England Patriots will be without Josh Gordon for part of their Week 8 contest against the Buffalo Bills, but it’s not because of health.
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, citing a source, the Patriots are disciplining the wide receiver for part of Monday’s game due to tardiness.
Here are the full details from Rapoport:
The Athletic’s Jeff Howe added some more context.
Gordon has fit in well with the Patriots since arriving from the Cleveland Browns via a trade earlier in the season. Challenges with substance abuse and mental health have put his NFL career on pause multiple times and resulted in a handful of suspensions. Since joining the Patriots, however, he has appeared to stay out of trouble, with this being the first negative news surrounding him since his arrival.