Gordon excited that father will see him play

From ESPN - August 11, 2017

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- He's free.

The man responsible for helping Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon III reach the NFL -- his father Melvin Gordon Jr. -- will watch the talented running back in person as a pro for the first time when the Chargers host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at the StubHub Center.

Known as Bo, Melvin Jr. was found guilty of trafficking cocaine and sentenced in District Court to 10 years in prison. Melvin Jr. served his time at a federal correctional institution in Elkton, Ohio. His sentence was later reduced and he was released last December.

Bo could not watch Chargers' games in the Midwest, so he had to settle on watching highlights of his son after the game was over. Gordon said his father has been in attendance at most of the Chargers' practices with wife Carmen at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex, and is looking forward to watching him play this weekend. Gordon kept in regular contact with his father while in prison through texts and daily emails.

"It means a lot to have my dad out here," Gordon said. "I am definitely excited to have him out here and see me go. I think it will be a good one.

"I know that he's happy that he can be a part of it now and do not get left out of the loop."


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