With his appeal of a one-year suspension (that he is not expected to win) in just days it seemed almost pointless for him to come out. So--did he show?
Josh Gordon is definitely running w/ the 3s during team drills. Guess the Browns aren't that optimistic about a reprieve.
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) July 26, 2014
The appeal is on August 1 so if there is some sort of miracle reprieve it is not like he is going to miss a lot of time. Rumor has it that there may be some technicality that could save him, but what that could be is a mystery.
Whether he does play or not this is probably the best place for him to be anyway. At least with him in camp he is going to be kept busy and will be surrounded by a support system. If he was anywhere else the temptation to do something foolish could prove too great.
Should he be suspended for the season he will end up making history. No player since Jim Brown has led the league in receiving or rushing and missed the following season.
Brown had a much better excuse though--he retired.