Sunday morning, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that sources tell him Browns WR Josh Gordon had a “slip-up” that is potentially a violation of the league’s drug and alcohol policy.
Sources: #Browns WR Josh Gordon entered rehab after what was described to me as a “slip-up,” a potential violation of drug & alcohol policy.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 2, 2016
It’s not really groundbreaking news, as a slip-up would be the natural assumption when a player with Gordon’s history opts to enter in-patient rehab. This marks the first media member to report the news via a source, though.
UPDATE: Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer says that it is alcohol reasons that have landed Gordon in rehab:
The Browns had discussions about Gordon with other teams as recently as last week and were looking to acquire a first- or second-day draft pick, sources told Schefter. But Gordon's trade value crashed after his announcement Thursday that he will enter the rehab facility, citing a need to "gain full control of my life."