On Monday, the Patriots made waves in the NFL world by trading a fifth-round draft pick to Cleveland for former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon.
While this move has a lot of Pats fans buzzing with anticipation, it’s not without controversy. With Gordon’s undeniable talent also comes his fair share of demons; drug and alcohol-related suspensions have impacted his playing time in every season except his 2013 rookie year. Gordon is subject to random drug tests, and if he fails a single one, he may be suspended from the NFL for an entire season.
It was a risk that Patriots had to take. If anyone can turn around a troubled talent like Gordon, it will be Bill Belichick.
Here’s what Twitter had to say about the trade:
— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) September 17, 2018
— KFC Radio (@KFCradio) September 17, 2018
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) September 17, 2018
Browns: Josh, we have bad news.
Browns: You are no longer needed in Cleveland. We are trading you to the Patriots.
— Bill O’Brien Hater (@A_A_Ron_Rodgers) September 17, 2018
Gordon has already passed his physical and may be ready to suit up for New England as soon as Week Three.
Vontae Davis’ Big Exit
At some point during the first half of Buffalo’s loss to the Chargers on Sunday, Vontae Davis decided that he was done.
He got dressed, packed up his things, and left the stadium at halftime without warning or fanfare. According to Davis, he came to the realization that he just didn’t belong in the NFL any longer, and thought it best to rip off the band-aid.
His former teammates, however, don’t see it quite the same way. When questioned by reporters about Davis, Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said, “I don’t have nothing to say about Vontae. I’ll give him a little bit more respect than he showed us today as far as quitting.”
Respectful or not, Davis’ exit from the NFL will go down as one of the most outrageous departures we’ve seen yet.
Are E-Sports Actually Sports?
ESPN the Magazine is venturing into unchartered territory by featuring a prominent gamer on its cover for the first time instead of an athlete.
— ESPN (@espn) September 18, 2018
Ninja, a wildly popular Twitch streamer and Fortnite player, can be seen on the cover of the sports mag’s latest issue, and it’s stirring up as much controversy as you might expect. Sports and gaming fans are divided over whether or not e-sports are actually, well, sports.
Let us know in the comments what you think!
Please enjoy this heartwarming photo of Ryan Fitzpatrick and Evan Smith nuzzling beards prior to the Bucs’ win against the Eagles.
Evan Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick rubbed beards before the game omg ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5PwufdOGQJ
— Hector Diaz (@iamHectorDiaz) September 16, 2018
Photo Of The Week
Pardon me, are you Ryan Burr, sir?
Pitchers duel pic.twitter.com/hKCgSijgqk
— Benjamin Hochman (@hochman) September 14, 2018
Media credits: SI, Twitter