Browns WR Josh Gordon led the league in receiving yards despite missing two games. He had back-to-back games with over 200 receiving yards.
The NFL has rejected the appeal of Browns WR Josh Gordon and upheld the one-year suspension laid down four months ago.
“I’d like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans,” Gordon said in a statement through the NFLPA. “I am very disappointed that the NFL and its hearing officer didn’t exercise better discretion and judgment in my case. I would like to sincerely thank the people who have been incredibly supportive of me during this challenging time, including my family, my agent, my union, my legal team, and the Cleveland Browns staff.”
Gordon received the year long suspension four months ago after testing positive for marijuana – his third violation of the NFL substance abuse policy, which carries a one-year ban as punishment.
Gordon led the NFL in receiving yards in 2013 – only his second year in the league. He was a First-Team All Pro selection and was named to the Pro Bowl.