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Report: Browns WR Josh Gordon facing year-long suspension after failed drug test

By Ryan Lewis Published: May 9, 2014

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon could face a year-long suspension after a failed drug test, ESPN Outside The Lines is reporting. 

Per the report, Gordon failed a drug test months ago for marijuana use. Gordon was reached by phone, per ESPN, and said, "That's something you're going to have to talk to [agent] Drew Rosenhaus about. I really don't know anything about it."

ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Browns' front office has known about this for two weeks, but the coaching staff only found out 90 minutes ago. 

Rosenhaus has reportedly said the report is "not true." 

Gordon was suspended for the first two games of last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He said it was the result of using cough syrup, which contained a banned substance. 

Per an Outside The Lines report, sources said Gordon was sent a letter in late April informing him he could face 16-game suspension, and could appeal it if it was handed down by the league. 

Gordon was suspended twice and then dismissed at Baylor for failed marijuana tests. He then failed another drug test at Utah. 

Gordon emerged as one of the NFL's best wide receivers last year, in which he led the league with 1,646 receiving yards. 


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