Josh Gordon is getting all the help he needs from his team while they prepare for Super Bowl 53.
According to NESN, which cited an unidentified source with knowledge of the situation, the Patriots are paying for the wide receiver’s drug treatment at an inpatient facility in Gainesville, Fla.
The report noted the Patriots, NFL and NFL Players Association are working with Gordon to treat his addiction with the hope that he can play football again and be successful in all aspects of life.
Should New England defeat Los Angeles in the championship on Sunday, Gordon would even get a ring.
Gordon, 27, played 11 games for New England this season before being suspended indefinitely on Dec. 20 for violating the terms of his reinstatement into the NFL. He caught 40 passes for 720 yards with three touchdowns in 11 games with the Patriots this season. He also caught one 17-yard touchdown with the Browns before he was traded to New England.