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NBC Sports' Peter King via D&K on Josh Gordon: 'I thought it was a bad trade quite honestly'

Ryan Hannable
September 20, 2018 - 2:12 pm

NBC Sports' Peter King joined Dale & Keefe Thursday for his weekly appearance and much of the focus was centered around the Patriots trading for wide receiver Josh Gordon.

King was not a fan of the move.

“I was not high on it at all," he said. "The history of Josh Gordon is beyond riddled with off-field issues, substance abuse, consistently letting the team down that drafted him and continually, time after time showed faith in him and brought him back - I thought it was a bad trade quite honestly. The Patriots might get something good out of him, and if they don’t get anything good out of him then it is almost nothing ventured nothing gained.

"The Patriots are a proud franchise, and I realize what I am saying is a little bit of idealistic crapola, but the Patriots should not be in business with Josh Gordon. He is not worthy of this franchise.”

Gordon has battled off-field issues ever since coming into the league in 2012. The wide out did have a phenomenal year in 2013 when he recorded over 1,600 yards receiving, but because of off-field issues including substance abuse and mental illness, has played in just six games since 2014.

Listen below to the complete interview.

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