So, in a nutshell (which is appropriate here) we should go after guys like Josh Gordon who have a long history of stupidity and bad behavior because you never know when a guy like Jason Avant who's never done anything wrong is suddenly gonna turn bad on you.
Oh yeah...That makes sense
(be a great philosophy to try out when hiring a babysitter as well)
More like, you should realize that your judgments are ignorance-based. Thanks for yet again reaffirming what I said to begin with.
You don't know what you don't know, and you can't predict the future, which is why sometimes you take a chance on "talented" guys who still need to mature (if you can do it for a reasonable price), because 1) they could mature, and 2) most people are hiding things that could've gotten them arrested at some point.
Plenty of people around this country got DWIs on the 4th. Gordon is a moron, but a holiday DWI and smoking marijuana aren't the biggest of deals to me, and those types of incidents don't usually end up being "gateway crimes" to bigger ones.
Some organization is going to say, "we are run more competently than the Browns, we can handle him better," and take a risk on him. And they won't break the bank doing it either.
You said "guys like Josh Gordon". There aren't a whole lot of guys "like" Gordon talent-wise. If this was Josh Norman, he'd have been gone after the first offense.