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Suspended NFL Player to Work at Ohio Dealership

September 05, 2014

Photo via Wikipedia.
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RANDOLPH, Ohio — Following his suspension from the NFL under the league's substance-abuse policy, wide receiver Josh Gordon needed a job. It looks like he's found one – working as a car salesman.

Next week, Gordon will report to the family-owned Sarchione Auto Group in Randolph, Ohio, a small town about 50 miles outside of Cleveland. Gordon led the NFL in receiving with the Cleveland Browns in 2013.

Gordon will be stationed on the sales floor, fielding inquiries and selling cars on the group's Ford and Chevrolet lots. Gordon will get the same training as any other salesperson.

“He’s ready to learn the business and he’s excited to be here,” said Alex Sarchione, the group's marketing manager. “He would like to have his own franchise someday.”

While sales would be part of his job, Gordon won’t have sales goals to meet and will also be teaming with the dealership to do local fundraisers for schools and charities. He will also work with the Wounded Warrior Project for veterans. The idea came about after a brainstorm in the Sarchione household between Alex and her husband John.

“My husband came up with the idea to connect with Josh and I contacted his agent to work out the details,” said Sarchione.

Gordon received his second suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, which drew harsher penalties. He was suspended for two games in 2013 for substance violations. In 2013, he earned his first Pro Bowl selection.

Comments

  1. 1. Sheldon Wolff [ September 13, 2014 @ 07:55AM ]

    Id be interested in how this marketing plan turns out. I think it may be a double edged sword. Here is a professional athlete, a mentor for kids doing drugs. He got caught, suspended, and as any icon for youth should be, tossed out of the game and profession... Drugs , and violence should not and must not be tolerated. There is enough issues in our world today. If he was doing drugs and knowingly violating league rules then what would he be hiding about the cars , service, finance products the dealership is offering. The article does not say he's in any rehabilitation program trying to make amends. It just indicates he's doing something else during his ousting from the field. It's not like he's a clean recognized team hero. Not once but twice he's been caught.... Perhaps a don't do drugs and drive campaign , would be more fitting. Was part of his suspension included community service, rehabilitation or other requirements if any ? This article left a lot of in answered questions. Everyone deserves a second chance but it seams he's already fumbled the ball, like in baseball 3 strikes your out! I'm sure mr. Gordon is a great guy and a great athlete and doesn't need drugs to properly perform his profession.

  2. 2. EEDOUBLE [ September 13, 2014 @ 09:59AM ]

    WOW.....THAT PRETTY MUCH SUMS IT UP. IT SEEMS TO BE MORE OF A MARKETING "STUNT" THAN ANYTHING ELSE. AND I'M A CAR GUY.

    RIDGELINE55

  3. 3. LLBEANER [ September 17, 2014 @ 07:36AM ]

    WTF..... SOUNDS LIKE THE ALEX IS DESPERATE!!!

 

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