Browns star Josh Gordon and his team are considering pursuing legal remedies now more than ever, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). The idea is that Gordon would seek to obtain an injunction, which would him to play until litigation ends.
Getlin adds (link) that any injunction that would allow Gordon to play would be granted on highly technical grounds and it’s unclear which laws Gordon’s team would utilize. There is precedent for an injunction allowing NFL players to stay on the field while things are hashed out in court, however. Vikings defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams managed to put their StarCaps suspensions on hold in 2008 before finally having to serve their time three years later.
Earlier today it was reported that Gordon has explored playing in the CFL and the Calgary Stampeders, who hold his CFL rights, “want him badly.” That still sounds like something of a longshot, however, as the CFL’s rules wouldn’t allow Gordon to sign with a team unless the Browns were to cut him and he passed through waivers.