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Josh Gordon Has Allegedly Failed Another Drug Test, Out for Season

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Josh Gordon is facing a year-long suspension.

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Josh Gordon just can't stay out of trouble.

The Browns wide receiver has allegedly failed another drug test and is now facing a year-long suspension, as first reported by Adam Schefter and confirmed by several other reporters.

Gordon missed 10 games last season for testing positive for marijuana, and was forced to sit out two games in 2013 for testing positive for codeine. He also missed the last game of the 2014 season for violating team rules.

Gordon has now failed at least seven drug tests dating back to 2010, including three positive tests for marijuana in college.

According to Pro Football Talk, the substance Gordon tested positive for was alcohol.

Unlike last season, Gordon will have trouble appealing this transgression. Gordon will almost certainly not be donning a Browns jersey this season.

As noted by Mary Kay Cabot of, Gordon is slated to become a restricted free agent after the 2015 season and an unrestricted free agent after 2016.

As noted by Mary Kay Cabot, Gordon is currently slated to be a restricted free agent after the 2015 season and an unrestricted free agent after 2016.

Sadly, this is just the latest chapter in the Josh Gordon saga, one that may soon be coming to an end.


A statement from a Browns team spokesperson, Dan Murphy, as acquired by Adam Schefter:

Clearly we are very disappointed to hear the latest report regarding Josh. At this point, due to the confidential nature of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, we have not been made aware by the league of a failed test. We are in the process of gathering more information and will provide further comment at the appropriate time.