Donte Whitner is putting his leadership skills on display for the Cleveland Browns. Whitner and the Browns are aware that Gordon is facing a year long suspension and in jeopardy of never playing in the NFL again.
Despite pleas from some around the league to cut the star wide receiver, Whitner doesn’t think his team should dump Gordon.
“He’s a 23-year-old kid; he made some mistakes. A lot of people’s 20-year-old sons make mistakes,” Whitner told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday. “We have to help him, and that’s the bottom line. We have to help him collectively. It’s not going be one person that helps him, it’s not going to be two people that help him. It’s gonna come from the front office, the coaching staff, the players and his whole family. We have to help him — not only for football purposes, but for life purposes to get his life in order.”
“The thing is, we have to rally around him,” Whitner said. “I know all the dumb things people say — ‘he should be cut, he should be this’ — he shouldn’t.”
Whitner stated that he’s communicated with Gordon and that the Browns receiver is “very remorseful.”