Gordon said Goodell wouldn't be surprised by anything he told GQ because he was just as forthcoming during his meeting with the commissioner.
"I'm just trying to be as transparent and as honest as I can be," Gordon said.
He has also been candid about what he thinks he can accomplish on the field.
"I plan on being the best, and I plan on working harder and outworking anyone else," he said. "I'm definitely confident in what I can produce."
Gordon hasn't played in the regular season since Dec. 21, 2014, but he insisted he doesn't regret letting years of his prime go to waste.
"That whole experience was definitely fundamental in my growth," he said. "I needed that."
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