Tim Montgomery, the former Olympic Gold medalist and world-record holder who's been working with Josh Gordon, said the Browns receiver is still in rehab but hopes to have his indefinite drug ban lifted soon after he gets out on Sept. 21.
"He's coming," Montgomery told cleveland.com. "I think he's going to be there this season."
Montgomery, who owns N.U.M.A. Speed in Gainesville, Fla., said Gordon checked himself back into rehab on June 21 in the hopes that a 90-day stint would be enough to convince the NFL to let him back in the league.
It's Gordon's fourth known trip to rehab, and he's set to be released in a little over a week.
"He's been clean, so we're hoping after 90 days he's reinstated and they put him back in the league, which it looks like they're going to do that,'' said Montgomery.
Gordon's bid for reinstatement was denied on May 11, but he was told he could re-apply in fall. The league says Gordon's reinstatement is "not under active consideration yet" according to another link in the story. It's a bit of a lengthy read, but it's likely the league will proceed with caution given Gordon has been suspended for 43 of his last 48 games, and faltered each team he's been allowed back in, including last season on a conditional basis, the story pointed out.