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Browns WR Josh Gordon Defends Himself Against 'Loafing' Charges
Browns receiver Josh Gordon, who's come under fire the past few months for everything from his suspension to being a Heat groupie to loafing in drills, defended his work ethic today after practice.
During the June minicamp, he was ripped by Sports Illustrated writer Greg Bedard for his lack of hustle, and others have questioned why he's not working overtime after practice with Brandon Weeden like Greg Little's been doing.
"(As for) loafing, I mean certain people see different things when they look at me run or look at me move,'' said Gordon. "It might look slow Ďcause Iím a little bit larger to play at my position. So it might be a little bit deceptive, hard to look at it. It looks like, compared to everybody else, a little bit shorter strides, shorter movements, but I go out here 100 percent every day I come out here.Ē
As for why he's not seen running extra routes with Weeden after practice the way Little does, Gordon said lately he's been receiving treatment after practice, presumably for the patellar tendinitis in his knee that's been bothering him most of camp and caused himn to miss two practices at the end of last month.
"The past few days I've just been going inside to the doctor, getting treatment and stuff like that, taking care of my body for my needs,'' he said. "I do other things as well, like looking at film, and then other times I might not be out here, but I'll be inside catching JUGS or doing different things, stretching and stuff like that.''
For the most, he said, he and Little have been doing the same things after practice.
"It's something Iíve been doing actually,'' he said. "We actually take some of the same regimens and routines from each other. Different says are different things. We pretty much have some of the same work ethics, but heís doing a great job.''
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
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