The appeal of embattled receiver Josh Gordon will continue on Monday. Gordon led the league in receiving yards in 2013.
Cleveland Browns All-Pro WR Josh Gordon missed practice on Thursday as he traveled to New York City for a Friday appeal meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
However, Rapaport reported that the hearing did not conclude on Friday and will resume on Monday in what he called a “marathon” session.
Gordon is currently facing a season-long suspension for failing a second drug test since joining the league in 2012. He was suspended for the first two games of 2013 for his first failed test.
The failed drug tests in the NFL are not by any means the first time this has happened. While at Baylor University, Gordon was allegedly found with marijuana in his car in October 2010. After failing a drug test and testing positive for marijuana, he was suspended indefinitely from the Baylor football team.
Gordon could also be facing future discipline for a DUI charge he received in Raleigh, North Carolina in early July. The arrest prompted players and league veterans to plead for Gordon to get help.
In 2013, Gordon led the league in receiving yards with 1,646 and was named First Team All-Pro and was invited to his first Pro Bowl.
Gordon was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 2nd round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft.