It’s doubtful Josh Gordon will be able to get reinstated from this suspension. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver will be suspended at least one year by the National Football League. Gordon will not be getting paid during the duration of his suspension, and this will be his second offense.
NFL announces Josh Gordon suspended at least 1 year for violating Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Suspension begins immediately.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 3, 2015
This is Gordon’s second year long suspension for banned substances, but the first time he was suspended, the NFL reduced his suspension allowing him to play in 5 games.
Cleveland Browns general manger Ray Framer released the following statement on Josh Gordon.
“As we have conveyed, we are disappointed to once again be at this point with Josh,” Ray Farmer said. “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.
“Our hope is that this suspension affords Josh the opportunity to gain some clarity in determining what he wants to accomplish moving forward and if he wants a career in the National Football League. We will have no further comment on Josh as he will not be permitted in our facility for the duration of his suspension.”
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