On July 24, Baylor announced that wide receiver Josh Gordon had been indefinitely suspended from the football program.
Three weeks later, Gordon has permanently removed himself from Bears football team.
In a statement, Baylor head coach Art Briles announced that Gordon has decided to transfer from the university and continue his playing career elsewhere. The early word on tweet street is that Gordon could wind up at Utah.
“Circumstances have unfolded for Josh that require him to pursue his collegiate degree and athletic career at a different university,” the coach said in the statement. “I’m appreciative of the efforts he has made the past two seasons for this football program.”
The loss of Gordon is certainly a huge blow to Baylor’s passing game in general and their downfield passing game in particular.
While Gibson’s 42 receptions were good for fourth on the team, his 714 receiving yards were second on the Bears. Additionally, and more importantly, his yards per reception (17.0) was far and away tops on the Bears, while his seven touchdown receptions were tied for the team lead.
We’d also be beyond remiss without noting Gordon was one of two Baylor football players in October 2010 who were found “sleeping” in the drive-thru lane at an on-campus Taco Bell at two o’clock in the morning. And, again, dudes were sleeping and/or passed out in the drive-thru lane of a Taco Bell.