Josh Gordon Appeal Denied, Suspended For One Season By NFL
Looks like Josh Gordon has been suspended for one season. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapport, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver is suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Last year’s league-leading wideout has waited for word on his future since the second day of May’s draft, when we first learned that Gordon faced a potentially lengthy suspension for a positive drug test.
In an effort to fight his punishment, Gordon’s camp participated in a marathon appeal session earlier this month in front of arbitrator Harold Henderson.
Losing Gordon all but cripples Cleveland’s meager passing offense, stripping the Browns of the most exciting playmaker they’ve employed since the team’s return to the league in 1999. Gordon’s monster 1,646-yard campaign came despite the third-year wideout playing just 14 games and catching balls from the likes of Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell.
Now, Gordon won’t even be able to take part in training camp until Aug. 27, 2015