Michael Irvin recounts his own struggles on D&K while talking about Josh Gordon: ‘I’m so worried about his future’

Lucy Burdge
December 21, 2018 - 1:46 pm

Michael Irvin joined Rob Bradford and Steve DeOssie on D&K on Friday and talked about Josh Gordon and his indefinite suspension from the NFL.

“I was sad,” Irvin said of hearing about Gordon’s situation. “I was really sad.”

He also talked about his own struggles and how he found a way to have a Hall of Fame NFL career while enduring his toughest times.

“Each day you have to find a reason ahead of it,” he said. “You have to find something in your tomorrow that keeps you away from your yesterday.”

“To hear about that happening now is sad,” he continued.

He also commented on what Stephen A. Smith said about Gordon when he said Gordon should have taken "individual and personal responsibility."

“Usually everybody’s opinion is garnered from their own experience and Stephen A. has never been in that situation,” Irvin said.

Irvin then got deeper into his own battles.

“I can’t tell you the amount of regret I live with thinking about some of the decisions I made,” he said. “Every day of my life I think about it … I had a great career even though I have those issues. The regret I Iive with is insurmountable. If I live with the kind of regret I live with and still was able to accomplish those things, I’m so worried about his future.”

Irvin said “you need something to continue to pull you out” and Gordon “won’t have anything” without football.

“It’s a life-saver for so many people,” Irving said of the game. “It was a life-saver for me. We’ve got to use the game to save lives.”

Irvin also said he has talked to Gordon and Gordon was supposed to reach out to him.

As for whether the Patriots were wrong to sign him?

“God, no,” Irvin said.

“I hope he has somebody around him to keep him from doing more harm to himself,” he continued. “And keep him around, seriously, on earth.”