Josh Gordon 12 | Wide Receiver

Cleveland Browns

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Wed. July 30, 2014 Subscribe 
News: ESPN.com suggests that Gordon's claim that secondhand smoke led to a failed marijuana test this offseason might not help his cause, as the wideout is set to appeal a potential year-long suspension from the league. Impact: "A cornerstone of both of our drug testing programs has always been that you are responsible for what is in your body," NFL senior vice president of communications Greg Aiello noted via email Tuesday. "It is stated that way in the policies." In any case, Gordon's appeal is slated to be held Friday in New York, so some sort of resolution with regard to his 2014 playing status is finally on the horizon, after reports originally surfaced in May that the star receiver was believed to be facing a season-long suspension from the NFL.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 29, 2014
News: Gordon (suspension) and his legal team will argue in Friday's hearing with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that Gordon has disputed test results that were caused from second-hand marijuana smoke, ESPN reports. Impact: Gordon is currently facing a season-long suspension for a positive test for marijuana, but is appealing the ruling on the grounds of his positive test being so marginal that it raises uncertainty of the actual result. Further, Gordon's legal team will argue that even if he produced a positive test result, it stemmed from exposure to second-hand smoke. According to the report, Gordon's "A" sample tested one nanogram per milliliter above the threshold, while his "B" sample tested lower than the same threshold. As such, the results were not consistent and can thus be disputed, especially since one sample was barely above the threshold, which studies have shown can come from breathing second-hand smoke. Since the league has maintained it does not suspend players for second-hand smoke, Gordon seemingly stands a decent chance at winning his appeal. While the legal situation will unfold this weekend, Gordon may be close to being out of the woods, as he'd be an elite option at wide receiver should his suspension be lifted.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 29, 2014
News: A person familiar with the decision says Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the NFL. Impact: Suh, who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspension in 2012, will be with Gordon in New York on Friday, said the person who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. Gordon is facing an indefinite ban under the league's substance abuse policy. While he awaits his hearing, the Pro Bowler has been at training camp with the Browns.(STATS, 3:24pm)
Mon. July 28, 2014
News: Gordon (suspension) is seeing reduced reps during the first few days of training camp, ESPN Cleveland reports. Impact: Gordon will meet with commissioner Roger Goodell this weekend, where he'll likely receive a ruling on his potential suspension for a failed drug test. Facing a year-long ban, the star wideout is hoping to have the suspension reduced in order to see the field this season. In the meantime, the Browns look to be preparing for life without Gordon, as he's often been taking reps with the second-team offense. This clearly wouldn't be the case had he not entered camp facing suspension.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 25, 2014
News: Gordon has reported to training camp as he awaits an appeal hearing with the NFL on a possible suspension. Impact: Gordon is scheduled to meet with the league on Aug. 1. He's facing an indefinite suspension for violating the substance abuse policy for at least the third time. Gordon was suspended for the first two games last season. He entered the league with a history of marijuana abuse after failing two drug tests in college. Gordon reportedly entered a rehab clinic following a recent DUI arrest in North Carolina.(STATS, 5:30pm)
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Gordon (suspension) will still report to training camp, despite checking himself into a rehab facility following his July 5 DWI arrest, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Impact: Gordon, if anything, will help his image in the eyes of both the public and the league by deciding to seek help after his recent arrest. He reportedly spent two weeks at the facility, but plans to report to training camp as expected on Friday. Gordon has an appeal hearing with NFL officials on Aug. 1 due to a previously failed drug test, and the ruling will determine whether or not the 2013 receiving yards leader will play in the upcoming season. His recent behavior at least suggests a turnaround, and couldn't hurt his chances of receiving a slight break from the ruling committee.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Gordon is slated to meet with NFL officials on Aug. 1, at which time he'll reportedly appeal his one-year suspension, ESPN.com reports. Impact: Gordon, who racked up 87 catches for 1,646 yards in 14 games for the Browns last season, is believed to be facing a year-long suspension in the wake of a failed drug test earlier this offseason. Since then, Gordon was arrested and charged with DWI in North Carolina earlier this month. In any case, the Browns, and in turn, fantasy owners, should gain clarification of the wideout's 2014 playing status some time early next month, but at this stage a scenario in which Gordon does not play a regular season snap this year remains plausible.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will have a hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1. Impact: Gordon was arrested this month on charges of driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was released on bail. The 23-year-old player was suspended for two games last season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He still led the league with 1,646 yards receiving.(STATS, 11:08am)
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: The Browns have no plans to cut Gordon, and the team expects him to report to training camp Friday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "We're expecting him to report on Friday and be on the field," coach Mike Pettine said. "We have no plans to cut him I know there's been a lot of debate over that, but I don't see us having that debate." Impact: After a number of run-ins with the law this offseason, Gordon is facing an indefinite suspension from the league for multiple violations of the substance abuse policy. He intends to appeal the suspension, but if he loses, he'll need to wait a full year before applying for reinstatement. Regardless, despite the distraction, the Browns appear committed to holding onto Gordon and helping him through his off-the-field issues. "If any of our players are in need of help, we'll do our best to provide it for them and also that we're going to do what we feel is best for the organization," Pettine said. "By league guidelines, whatever help we can provide him, we're going to do it. A Cleveland Brown is a Cleveland Brown. If we feel we can help him, let's help him. Sometimes you're handcuffed by the situation, so until it plays out then there's really nothing tangible we can do at this point."(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 18, 2014
News: Gordon's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed Thursday that his client is appealing his suspension and has a hearing coming up, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Impact: Gordon's agent failed to confirm the exact date of the hearing, nor did he comment on how his client's recent DWI arrest may have an effect on the appeal process. The reigning NFL receiving yards leader reportedly tested positive for marijuana in early May, and is facing a year long suspension from the league. A resolution on the case -- including any pending suspension -- is expected to be announced before the start of Browns training camp in late July.(RotoWire, )
Josh Gordon
2013 Season
REC
87
YDS
1646
AVG
18.9
TDS
9
Bio
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 225  Age: 23
Born: 4/13/1991, Houston, Texas
College: Baylor
NFL Experience: 3rd season
Drafted: 2012 - Rd 2
(th overall by the Browns)
Salary: $632,802
Injury Status
No reported Injury