After his third failed substance test (this time for alcohol though), Josh Gordon’s NFL future is bleak.
The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns former All-Pro WR Josh Gordon for at least one year as a result of his third failed drug test.
SEE MORE:Liverpool boss believes Philippe Coutinho could be the next Modric or Kroos Boxing news: Amir Khan says “Mayweather-Pacquiao will never happen” BREAKING NEWS: Auburn Tigers land top recruit DE Byron Cowart The news comes from ESPN less than 10 days after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Gordon had failed a third NFL-mandated drug test. Gordon had previously been suspended twice for his two previous failures.
In 2013 Gordon missed two games, but still led the league in receiving yards en route to a Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection for the Browns. In 2014, Gordon was initially suspended for the entire season for his second failed test but a change in the NFL policy reduced the suspension to eight games. This time, however, he will be gone for a minimum of an entire NFL season.
Browns GM Ray Farmer, only 24 hours removed from making a statement on another key player who will miss time as he seeks help, gave a brutally honest statement on the team’s relationship with Gordon and his future with the Browns.
“As we have conveyed, we are disappointed to once again be at this point with Josh,” Farmer said in a statement from the team. “Throughout his career we have tried to assist him in getting support like we would with any member of our organization. Unfortunately our efforts have not resonated with him. It is evident that Josh needs to make some substantial strides to live up to the positive culture we are trying to build this football team upon.”
On Monday it was announced that Browns QB Johnny Manziel had entered a treatment program for unspecified problems. But for Gordon, instead of entering treatment, he chose to write an open letter to his various critics in the media.