Found June 07, 2013 on
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 in receiving yards (805) and touchdowns (five) while ranking second in catches (50). He was expected to start opposite wideout Greg Little when this season opens in September. Gordon released a statement Friday afternoon explaining his positive test. “In February, I was diagnosed with strep throat for which a doctor prescribed antibiotics and cough medicine. Apparently, the medicine I took contained codeine, which is prohibited by the NFL policy,” he said. “The policy terms are strict about unintentional ingestion, but the NFL has not imposed the maximum punishment in light of the facts of my case. Therefore, ...

Wrath, anger, indignation – Josh Gordon’s suspension and its impact on the Cleveland Browns

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...

Gordon suspended for two games

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. 

Cleveland Browns: WR Josh Gordon could be running out of second chances

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...

Browns Josh Gordon Says Cough Medicine Led to Suspension, Likely Purple Drank

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...

Browns’ Josh Gordon suspended for two games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy

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...

Josh Gordon Dealt Two-Game Suspension

Browns receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended two games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to Tony Grossi of 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's Suspension Is Crushing Loss For Cleveland Browns

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"...

Browns WR Josh Gordon suspended two games by NFL

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...

Weeden: Browns can be “really, really good” in 2013

I really haven’t changed my approach since day one. I’m right where I want to be. Overall I think my progress was pretty good. Each practice got better for myself, not only for me for the offense. I’m pleased with it. Am I satisfied? Absolutely not. [...] I think we have a chance to be really good. I’m speaking about the whole team. Guys are flying around on [the defensive...

Weeden remains the starter for Browns

BEREARob Chudzinski still wouldnt declare Brandon Weeden as the Browns starting quarterback as the team heads to training camp, but all signs indicate that. I see (the order) the same (as coming into the OTAs and minicamp), Chudzinski said. Its just become clearer as weve gotten to know them more. Chudzinski said the pecking order remains the same with Weeden first, Jason Campbell...

Weeden Heads to Camp No. 1

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said he expects Brandon Weeden to enter training camp this August as the team's No. 1 quarterback ahead of free agent signee Jason Campbell.
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