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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Josh Gordon faces suspension Updated: May 9, 2014, 6:13 PM ET Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon could face a season-long suspension after a second failed drug test months ago, this time for marijuana, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" ...

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Old 05-09-2014, 05:26 PM   #1
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Josh Gordon facing one year suspension

Josh Gordon faces suspension
Updated: May 9, 2014, 6:13 PM ET

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon could face a season-long suspension after a second failed drug test months ago, this time for marijuana, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Friday.

Reached by phone Friday afternoon, Gordon said: "That's something you're going to have to talk to [agent] Drew Rosenhaus about. I really don't know anything about it."


Josh Gordon could face a season-long suspension after a second failed drug test months ago, this time for marijuana, sources told "Outside the Lines."
Asked whether he planned an appeal of his suspension and test, Gordon said, "I'm going to have to find out about that later. You need to call Drew," before hanging up.

Rosenhaus declined to comment but said the information was "not true."

The 23-year-old Gordon was expected to the top target for Brian Hoyer or rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel this upcoming season.

Gordon, who was suspended without pay for two games and two additional game checks for his first violation of the league's policy, led the Browns with 87 receptions and had nine touchdowns last season. He led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards and became the first player with consecutive 200-yard receiving games.

He said last year's suspension was the result of using cough syrup that contained codeine -- a banned substance.

Two sources told "Outside the Lines" on Friday that Gordon's latest violation is the result of marijuana being found during a drug test. One source said that Gordon received a letter in early winter from a league physician stating he had failed a test. A second letter, informing Gordon that he faced a 16-game suspension but had the right to appeal, was sent in late April.

Gordon had drug-testing problems in college as well. He was dismissed from the team at Baylor after being suspended twice for marijuana use. He transferred to Utah but didn't play there after failing another drug test.

Gordon is considered the star on an offense that added Manziel on Thursday night with the 22nd selection in the first round of the draft.

Prior to the draft, Gordon pushed behind the scenes for the Browns to take Manziel.

"I think I was just a big fan of his overall game, his prowess on it," Gordon said Friday on "SVP & Russillo" on ESPN Radio, before OTL reported the substance abuse policy violation. "His outlook on it. His fire and ambition and will to win was greater than I think any other prospect in the draft.

"Despite all the mixed reviews and the media downsizing him, his perseverance seemed to be a lot greater than that. I saw something a lot deeper than just his talent that could take us to the next level."

"Two receivers to the left, Garcon to the right. Manning in the shotgun, puts Collie in motion. Looks in his direction...it's picked off! It's picked off! It's Tracy Porter again! He's runnin' free! He's gonna go all the way!
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Wow, how dumb can you get? I bet the browns would be better off with Sammy Watkins now than Johnny.

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Old 05-09-2014, 05:34 PM   #3
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Yeah i was thinking that but they got a additional first rounder next year so could offer that tonight for a WR if they think there is one there,doubt it though.

Hopefully there is somebody there when we pick and can trade back
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Jason Cole ‏@JasonPhilCole 22s
I'm told that #Browns knew about Josh Gordon possible suspension before trading out of the No. 4 spot last night, bypassing Sammy Watkins.
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Jason Cole ‏@JasonPhilCole 22s
I'm told that #Browns knew about Josh Gordon possible suspension before trading out of the No. 4 spot last night, bypassing Sammy Watkins.

How smart of them. /sarcasm

That's why the Saints rock and the Browns stink.
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Dum de dum dum.
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Josh Gordon and Justin Blackmon careers must be close to over(assuming this sticks) before the even began
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Josh was it worth it.
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Miles Austin would be a good pick up for Cleveland if he does get suspended. He isn't that bad if his hamstring holds up granted that's a big if
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Its too bad for this to happen to the Browns, they finally had a really good player and now this. I can still see the reasoning behind trying to get a QB and not a WR in the first round.
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