Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu realizes plenty of people have advice for embattled Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. But Mathieu also knows what it’s like to battle addiction, so he’s convinced that words of wisdom won’t help Gordon unless he wants to make significant changes.
Gordon was arrested early Saturday morning in Raleigh, N.C., on a charge of driving while impaired.The All Pro is appealing a potential suspension of at least a year stemming from what ESPN reported in May was a positive test for marijuana.
The 23-year-old Gordon served a two-game suspension and was docked four game checks last season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He also failed three marijuana tests in college – twice at Baylor University and once at the University of Utah – before former Browns General Manager Tom Heckert selected him in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft.To read more or comment...
Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown claims a 1964 NFL championship ring listed for sale in an online auction was stolen from him more than 40 years ago.
The ring listed on Lelands.com has received four bids. The highest offer was $33,275. The auction is scheduled to end at 9 p.m. July 25, according to the website.
“It was stolen from me many years ago, in the late 1960s,” Brown, a special adviser for the Browns, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press today. “I’m surprised to hear that it’s publicly for sale because whoever got it should know that I didn’t give it up.’’
The following excerpt from the listing on Lelands.com paints a different picture: “The ring was obtained directly from a Brown immediate family member and sold by Lelands.com in 1998. During that original auction preview, Jim Brown himself inspected the ring and acknowledged its authenticity. … The provenance and chain of title is well-documented: Jim Brown to family member to Lelands to Cleveland Sport Collection auction buyer back to Lelands.com and now to you.”To read more or comment...
Updated 2:20 p.m.
The party continued for Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel as he reportedly returned to Las Vegas this past week. Then speculation and controversy ensued.
The 22nd overall pick in May’s NFL Draft, Manziel sparked debate from coast to coast six weeks ago by vacationing in Vegas just before Memorial Day. He posed for poolside photographs with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and bikini-clad women. He was caught on video spraying champagne into a crowd of dancers at a nightclub.
His partying has been documented every week since.
Manziel, 21, partied at XS nightclub at Encore during Fourth of July weekend, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Sunday night. According to a story published this morning on TMZ.com, Manziel tended bar at an Austin, Texas, nightclub before making his most recent trip to Vegas.To read more or comment...
Browns All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon has established himself as one of the best players in the NFL when he’s on the field. Unfortunately, he cannot stay out of trouble off it.
Whether those off-field issues persist and cost him his career remains to be seen.
Gordon had another setback when he was arrested shortly before 3 a.m. today in Raleigh, N.C., charged with driving while impaired and cited for traveling 50 mph in a 35 mph zone, Raleigh Police Department director of public affairs Jim Sughrue said this afternoon.
A person charged with DWI in North Carolina is deemed “under the influence of an impairing substance” such as alcohol or a drug. Chemical analysis is used.To read more or comment...
There is still no resolution to the saga starring Browns All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon, but apparently there is progress.
Gordon, the Browns and their fans have been playing an exhausting waiting game since ESPN reported on May 9 that the Pro Bowler tested positive for marijuana and faces a potential season-long ban.
Well, Gordon’s appeal hearing has finally been scheduled, ProFootballTalk.com reported today. It’s set for late July, according to the report.To read more or comment...