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Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended without pay for the first two games next season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Gordon also was fined two additional game checks on Friday. He will be eligible to return for the third week of the season.
It's the second year in a row that the Browns have a key player suspended early in the season. Cornerback Joe Haden was suspended four games last season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Gordon, a second-round pick in the supplemental draft out of Baylor, caught 50 passes last season for a team-leading 805 yards and five touchdowns, developing into the Browns' best deep threat. Gordon was dismissed from Baylor's team after being twice suspended for marijuana use.
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Yesterday, 3:04 PM. That’s the exact time at which Cleveland Browns beat writer Tony Grossi broke the story of wide receiver Josh Gordon’s impending suspension:
In our modern, Twitter-fueled news cycle, Browns fans had digitally chewed up and spit out the second-year receiver by 3:30. “He’s just another bum,” they said. They asked, “Why can’t these overpaid schmucks...
Browns WR Josh Gordon showed signs of promise in his rookie year, but now he'll miss the first two games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
The NFL announced last week that Cleveland Browns second-year wide receiver Josh Gordon would be suspended for the first two games of the season and also must forfeit his first four game checks as a fine after failing a league mandated drug test. Gordon claims that the positive on his drug test came after he took cough syrup which contained codeine, a banned substance according to...
Everyone gets a cold or sore throat from time to time. I know the NFL has rules in place, but I find it hard to believe that if Gordon went to the doctor for strep throat and was prescribe medication for it, he would be currently suspended by the NFL.
But, that is Gordon’s story and he is sticking to it.
“In February, I was diagnosed with strep throat for which a doctor prescribed...
According to the Akron Beacon-Journal, the NFL has suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon for the first two games of the upcoming season and have fined him four game checks for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. “Obviously we are all disappointed in this news,” Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said in a statement. “In our short time with Josh, he has done everything...
Cordell Roberson is a very fun receiver to watch, and had a very successful career at Stephen F. Austin. Now Roberson is a wide out for the Cleveland Browns, and with the recent suspension of Josh Gordon, he could find a spot on the roster. At SFA, Roberson was a very dedicated person that left everything out on the field. He was nominated as the Walter Payton Award this year for...
Browns receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended two games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com. Gordon attributed his positive drug test to cough syrup that contained codeine, a substance the NFL prohibits.Fantasy Spin:He said he took the medicine when he had strep throat in February. Gordon has a history with drugs, as...
Josh Gordon was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft, and faced an uphill battle into the NFL after a number of key drug issues while at Baylor.Playing alongside future NFL players such as Robert Griffin III, Terrance Williams, and Kendall Wright helped prove that his NFL potential was no fluke.His measurable were outstanding, coming in at 6'4"...
There have been rumors floating around Twitter for a couple of weeks now regarding Browns players and possible drug related suspensions. One of them has indeed come true.
According to ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is headed for trouble with the league office.
BREAKING: #Browns WR Josh Gordon will be suspended 2 games and docked 4 games pay for NFL...
The Browns are cursed.
BREAKING: #Browns WR Josh Gordon will be suspended 2 games and docked 4 games pay for NFL substance abuse violation. More to come!
— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) June 7, 2013
Brandon Weeden will begin the 2013 season without one his top weapons.
The NFL suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon on Friday for two games without pay and fined him an additional two game checks after Gordon violated the league’s substance-abuse policy.
The 22-year-old supplemental draftee emerged as a rising star during his rookie campaign, leading the Browns...