Is Josh Gordon Wrong For Fighting The NFL?

Coming into the NFL in 2012, all 32 NFL teams were aware of what they were possibly getting into while pursuing draft prospect Josh Gordon. The now 23 year old Cleveland Browns wide receiver may be an elite talent and possibly be the best at his position, but his off-field actions have plagued his short professional career.Gordon is contesting his positive test because the two samples...
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Josh Gordon’s Legal Team Arguing Second-Hand Smoke For Positive Test

Josh Gordon’s legal team has devised their defense plan and it seems like they might have a strong case. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the suspended wide receiver’s attorneys will argue Friday at a hearing that their client tested positive because of second-hand marijuana smoke. This sparks the question: is it even possible to get a positive test from second-hand smoke?...
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NFL Notes: 49ers, Browns, Colts, Cowboys, Jets, & Rams

  49ers Veteran WR Brandon Lloyd has been a consistently productive receiver for the entire offseason. (Matt Barrows) Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to argue that his positive test was due to second-hand smoke. (Adam Schefter) Gordon’s results for marijuana would not have triggered positive tests in Major League Baseball, the Olympics and the federal government. (Adam...
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Marshawn Lynch has racked up over $400K in fines

Don’t be surprised when Marshawn Lynch caves and ends his hold out.  He simply won’t be able to afford to continue at some point. Holding out of training camp today, a 6th straight day, triggered a $275,000 fine for Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch under terms of CBA. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 29, 2014 Marshawn Lynch's $275,000 fine for forfeiture of signing bonus...
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Report: Marshawn Lynch’s Total Fines Are Up To $455K

  According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has triggered a $275,000 fine by holding out of training camp through today. Schefter adds that Lynch’s fine, which happens to be a forfeiture of signing bonus, can grow by 1 percent for each day he misses. The maximum Lynch can be fined is 25 percent or $375,000. The Seahawks can also impose another $30,000 per...
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Gordon’s appeal focuses on disparity between “A” and “B” bottle tests

With the Josh Gordon appeal hearing set for Friday and with Gordon hiring (as Adam Schefter reported last night) the same lawyer who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman avoid a four-game suspension for violation of the PED policy in 2012, Gordon presumably has a case that holds more water than the average bong. Gordon possibly does, especially if the same spirit of lenience...
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Josh Gordon has hired Richard Sherman’s lawyer for appeal

Josh Gordon’s appeal date with the NFL is set for Friday, August 1st. The Pro-Bowl receiver is facing a yearlong suspension for violating the terms of the league’s drug policy again. When he has his chance to defend himself in front of the NFL, he is taking the most ammunition he can find. According to Adam Schefter, Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh, who successfully...
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Patriots signed rookie Tyler Gaffney after the Panthers tried to sneak him onto IR

Former Panthers rookie running back Tyler Gaffney suffered a season ending injury last week. So Carolina decided to waive him and attempt to place him on injured reserve.  Instead the Patriots came in and claimed him off waivers. Patriots claimed former Panthers rookie RB Tyler Gaffney on waivers today after Carolina tried to sneak him through waivers and into IR. — Adam Schefter...
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The New England Patriots Just Stole The Carolina Panthers’ Sixth-Round Running Back

In the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers selcted Tyler Gaffney, a running back out of Stanford. Later, the team signed Gaffney to a four-year contract that included a $96,000 signing bonus. The Panthers already paid Gaffney that money.  Recently, Gaffney suffered a season-ending left knee injury. The Panthers wanted to place their rookie on injured reserve...
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Seahawks Sign Former Giants’ CB Terrell Thomas

The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly signed veteran cornerback Terrell Thomas, who has missed two of the last three seasons with a torn ACL. The former second-round pick recorded 67 tackles, one interception and eight passes defended in 16 games (seven starts) with the New York Giants last year.  Former Giants CB Terrell Thomas is signing with Seattle, per source. Reunited with...
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Patriots Claim Panthers Sixth-Round Pick RB Tyler Gaffney Off Waivers

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots have claimed Panthers sixth-round pick RB Tyler Gaffney off of waivers. The Panthers tried to sneak Gaffney through waivers following a season-ending injury, but the Patriots have made similar moves like this in the past. Gaffney suffered a torn lateral meniscus last week, but was was unlikely to see a lot of playing in his...
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Quotable Monday: Aaron Donald is living up to the hype

Aaron Donald was drafted with the 13th pick in the 2014 draft out of Pittsburgh where he had a decorated college career. In his senior season last year, he recorded 28.5 tackles for loss to go along with 11 sacks and four forced fumbles. News so far out of training camp has been very encouraging for the 23-year-old. Adam Schefter had this to say via Twitter. Just got this text from...
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Colts cut Chris Rainey

The Indianapolis Colts have announced that they’ve waive running back Chris Rainey. The Indianapolis Colts today waived running back Chris Rainey. Colts releasing RB Chris Rainey was not performance based; Indy released Rainey for violating team rules, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2014 Sounds like Rainey doesn’t get it when it comes to playing in the...
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Report: Colts Waive Former Steelers RB Chris Rainey For Violating Team Rules

Out of nowhere, the Indianapolis Colts released former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey Monday morning. Rainey, who had reportedly been impressing so far in training camp with the Colts, was let go for violating team rules, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano recently lavished Rainey with praise. “When we […] Report: Colts Waive Former...
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Report: Jordy Nelson, Packers Agree To Four-Year, $39M Contract Extension

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson had a career year for the Green Bay Packers in 2013, and now he’s reaping the benefits. Nelson and the Packers reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension worth $39 million, with $14.2 million guaranteed, a source told NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport Saturday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the deal. Packers and Jordy Nelson reached agreement...
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Lions To Sign P Drew Butler, Waive S Gabe Lynn

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via Michael Rothstein) reports that the Lions are signing P Drew Butler to a contract. Rothstein mentions that Butler will presumably compete with Sam Martin for the job in training camp. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Lions waived S Gabe Lynn. Butler, 25, signed on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia back...
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Andre Johnson reports to Houston Texans training camp

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson reported to the team Friday morning, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. With Houston’s camp opening today, Texans WR Andre Johnson reported to team this morning and already is in its training facility. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2014 The seven-time Pro Bowler was present at the training facility Friday. The first practice...
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Marshawn Lynch Confirms He Will Hold Out For New Deal

Marshawn Lynch has reportedly told former Seahawks teammate Michael Robinson that he will indeed hold out for a new contract. The Seahawks can probably thank Jamaal Charles for that. Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, scheduled to make $5.5M this season, told former teammate @RealMikeRob he is holding out of training camp. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2014 Lynch will risk...
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Ray Rice handed two game suspension from NFL for allegedly beating his wife

In the twisted world of the NFL where GMs are seemingly afraid to draft openly gay players while coaches encourage players to harass teammates to ‘toughen them up’ we’re left with another head scratcher from Mr. Roger Goodell. ESPN’s Adam Schefter helped break the news that the NFL has suspended Ravens’ running back Ray Rice […]
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Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended 2 Games For Februrary Casino Altercation

Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted on a third-degree assault charge after a February altercation with his then-fianceé, in an Atlantic City casino elevator left her unconscious. Rice participated in an intervention program and served no jail time. Now comes word of the NFL’s punishment. Per NFL insider Adam Schefter, the NFL has suspended Rice for the first two games of...
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Ravens News: Ray Rice suspended two games for domestic incident

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, has been suspended for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season following his assault on his wife.NFL is suspending Ravens RB Ray Rice for the first two games this season, per sources. The suspension is expected to be announced today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2014The 27-year-old is coming...
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I Hate Thursday: Houston Texans haven’t made decision on Andre Johnson

Overall, the Houston Texans have had a week without huge news, other than the fact that Andre Johnson has finally joined the team at practice facilities after reportedly requesting a trade, and missing  offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that the team never had plans to trade him. However, the Houston Texans haven’t made the official decision...
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Ray Rice suspended two games by the NFL

Ray Rice is being suspended two games for his off-season incident with his wife. Rice will be missing two divisional games against the Bengals and Steelers during the suspension. NFL is suspending Ravens RB Ray Rice for the first two games this season, per sources. The suspension is expected to be announced today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2014 During the off-season...
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NFL slaps Ray Rice with two game suspension for knocking out his wife

According to Adam Schefter, Ray Rice will be suspended for the first two games of the upcoming NFL regular season after an incident this off-season in which he was accused of punching his wife and then dragging her through the hallway of an Atlantic City casino. Rice was indicted in March by a grand jury on charges of third degree aggravated assault, and faces a jail sentence of...
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Baltimore Ravens: Ray Rice Suspended First 2 Games of Season

The NFL has suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first 2 games of the season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. NFL is suspending Ravens RB Ray Rice for the first two games this season, per sources. The suspension is expected to be announced today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2014 Those two games come against Baltimore’s AFC North rivals the...
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