NFL suspends Patriots’ Gordon for substance abuse violation

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon says he is stepping away from football in order to focus on his mental health. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots receiver Josh Gordon was suspended indefinitely Thursday by the NFL for violating an agreement that allowed him to play after multiple drug suspensions, casting doubt on whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever play in the league again.