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Browns receiver Josh Gordon doesn't rejoin team in time for Family Day scrimmage in Akron

By Nate Ulrich Published: August 2, 2014

Browns All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon won't participate in the team's Family Day scrimmage Saturday at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium.

Gordon spent Friday at his appeal hearing in New York and did not rejoin the team in time to attend Saturday's scrimmage. The hearing started Friday morning, ran until 7 p.m. and will resume Monday afternoon, a source familiar with the situation confirmed, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation.

The 23-year-old Gordon is facing a potential ban from the NFL of at least a year because he failed a marijuana test this offseason and is a repeat offender of the league’s substance-abuse policy, ESPN reported. His defense team, led by attorney Maurice Suh, reportedly planned to argue the Pro Bowler barely tested above the league's threshold for marijuana because he was a victim of second-hand smoke.

This is the third practice of training camp Gordon has missed while dealing with the appeals process.

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