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Josh Gordon recently violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy, which has lead to him being suspended for the first two games of the 2013-14 regular season. Gordon has failed multiple marijuana tests and has been dismissed as a whole from Utah and Baylor University. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, another violation could lead to Gordon being out of the league for a year. Here’s what Cabot writes: Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon already has two strikes against him after testing positive for codeine in February, and could get kicked out of the NFL for at least a year if he fails a third drug test, league sources said Saturday… Gordon’s positive test in February likely pushes him into Stage 3 of the program, according to league sources … If Gordon is still in Stage 2 after this current episode, he’d face a six-game suspension if he fails another test. But at least one NFL source said Gordon’s track record has likely landed him in the third and final pha...

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...

Browns’ Gordon one failed test away from one-year suspension from NFL

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is reportedly in Stage 3 of the NFL’s drug program and is one failed test away from a one-year suspension. Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Gordon’s most recent failed test was at least the second of the young receiver’s career. While it is unclear as to how, exactly, Gordon landed in Stage 3 1 , Cabot believes...

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...

Josh Gordon One Strike Away From Year Ban

A couple of days ago, Josh Gordon, WR for the Cleveland Browns was busted for a second time, violating the leagues substance abuse policy. He will be required to miss the first two games of the 2013 season and get four game checks taken away. For many, Gordon was a revelation last season and is being watched closely heading into fantasy drafts. He showed a lot of promise in 2012...

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"...

Does it matter the Browns Barkevious Mingo isn’t working with the 1st team? No, here’s why read on.

When the Cleveland Browns used their 6th pick in the 2013 NFL draft to take Barkevious Mingo, many thought, wow, the team now has a quarterback killer. Well, maybe they do. The fact that he is working with the Browns second team in mini camp means nothing. Mingo, like nay other college player transitioning into the NFL has a lot to learn. The NFL isn’t college as we have seen many...

Browns G John Greco aims to stay a starter in 2013

Cleveland Browns guard John Greco got his big chance last season when starter Jason Pinkston went down for the season with a blood clot in his lung. He didn't waste his opportunity, impressing boths fans and coaches alike. He waited four years to become a starter, and he's ready to fight tooth and nail to keep that job. But things have changed since last season. For one...

Cleveland Browns Potential Breakout Player of 2013: John Greco

The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player (rookies don’t count) for the 2013 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Cleveland Browns, that player...

Josh Gordon suspended 2 games, blames cough syrup

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, reports Tony Grossi of The suspension is for two games and he's also been fined four game checks. Gordon, no stranger to trouble at Baylor after reportedly failing three marijuana tests there, is claiming that the PED suspension is all one big misunderstanding...

Football Nation Preview: The 2013 Cleveland Browns

2012 Record: 5-112012 DownfallPassing StrugglesWith the benefit of hindsight, if you're the Browns, would you have traded up to the No. 2 spot with St. Louis (the original placeholder) to ensure that you get Robert Griffin III? Indianapolis had their heart set on Andrew Luck, so he was out of the question, but Cleveland could have certainly sweetened the pot for the eventual...

Fantasy Football: Is Josh Gordon the Next Dez Bryant?

In one of the worst keep secrets on twitter as of late, the Josh Gordon two game suspension finally came down this week. One of the main goals in dynasty fantasy football is to draft a player before they hit the level of superstardom and this setback may just be the final little push some owners needed in their quest to acquire him via trade or draft him cheaply in a start-up. After...
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