Browns All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon was issued a speeding ticket Sunday and a passenger in his vehicle received a citation for possession of marijuana in an amount less than 200 grams, WKYC.com first reported today.
It is yet another incident that raises concerns about Gordon’s off-field behavior.
"We are gathering information regarding the situation," Browns General Manager Ray Farmer said in a statement. "We will not have any further comment until the appropriate time."
The NFL’s leader in receiving yards in 2013, Gordon faces a potential season-long ban from the NFL stemming from a failed marijuana test, ESPN reported May 9. He is appealing in an effort to have the suspension reduced.
Gordon practiced Wednesday, when the Browns held their fifth session of organized team activities. However, he has declined to speak to reporters ever since news of the looming suspension surfaced.
Driving a gray 2014 Mercedes-Benz SUV, Gordon was pulled over at 9:43 p.m. Sunday in Strongsville for traveling northbound on Interstate 71 at 74 mph in a 60 mph zone, according to the report.
Gordon is scheduled to appear in Berea Municipal Court at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to records listed on the court's website. He was fined $187 for the speeding ticket.
According to WKYC's report, the marijuana was found in a blue bag with identification, and a passenger in Gordon’s vehicle admitted it was his on the scene.
Last year, Gordon served a two-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He also failed three marijuana tests in college.
The Browns recently prepared for the possibility of losing Gordon for all of next season by signing veteran receivers Miles Austin and Earl Bennett.