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Bill Belichick addressed the news that Patriots receiver Josh Gordon is suspended indefinitely when he met with reporters on Friday at Gillette Stadium. You can watch his opening statement on the matter in the above video.

Here’s the full comment:

“I spoke with Josh [Thursday] morning, as I have several times since he’s been here. It’s obviously an unfortunate situation. Personally, I wish him the very best, as we all do on this team. He’s made a statement, the organization has made a statement, the league’s made a statement. I’ve spoken to him at length over the last three months, so I don’t really have anything else to add to that. It’s a private matter. I hope he’s able to deal with it successfully.”

From there, Belichick moved on to speaking about the Buffalo Bills, who play the Patriots on Sunday in Foxboro. When asked follow-up questions, he said he had “nothing to add” and referred to prior statements by himself, the team, and Gordon.

The receiver is on the reserve/commissioner suspended list after violating the terms of his 2017 reinstatement under the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He played 11 games with the Patriots after coming over in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, catching 40 passes for 720 yards and three touchdowns.

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