Taking A Picture With Johnny Manziel At UFC 196 Is The Single Dumbest Thing Josh Gordon Has Ever Done
Forget all the drinking. Forget all the drug use. Forget all the driving done after drinking and drug use. Josh Gordon posing for a selfie with Johnny Manziel is the worst decision he has ever made. If he was going to let this go public then he should have just Instagrammed himself butt-chugging vodka, because if you're with Johnny Manziel at a high profile event then people are going to assume you are doing that anyway. If whatever is left of your reputation is inevitably going to take a hit then you might as well take a hit too. I don't see why Gordon wouldn't want to be buzzed while his career goes down in flames.
I am not even saying that Josh Gordon was drunk, or high, or some inevitable combination of the two. He very well may have been stone sober. However, the fact that he didn't realize this was a bad idea means that he STILL doesn't understand what situations to avoid. It's only a matter of time before that results in another suspension. In fact, if I was the NFL I would probably preemptively suspend him for putting them in the precarious position of wondering what kind of substance abuse took place that night. It must be a nice change of pace for Josh Gordon to be the most mature person in a picture. However, it's a picture that could serve as quite the reminder to the Cleveland Browns that all rehab did for Josh Gordon was give him another opportunity to relapse. It makes sense that they are friends, but everyone knows that some things are better left un-posted. A snapshot that paints you as a clueless drunk with no regard for how you or your company is perceived falls into the category.
P.S. Don't think for a damn second that Johnny Manziel didn't know what he was doing to the organization that's cutting ties with him when he clicked 'Tweet'.