“At least it hasn’t gotten to my desk yet,” Goodell said to a group of Browns season-ticket holders.
Gordon was suspended for violations of the NFL substance abuse policy for the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons. He spent part of training camp with the Browns a year ago but had his suspension extended when he left the team for rehab late in camp.
Gordon petitioned for reinstatement two months ago and was denied on May 11. He can reapply in September.
Gordon has not played in an NFL game since December 2014 and has missed 43 of the Browns’ last 48 games to league and team suspensions.