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  • Browns All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon officially suspended for a year

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner3 days ago

    The report came down in early May that Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon faced a one-year suspension from the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy. Almost four months and one appeal hearing later, the NFL's decision never changed.

    Gordon, the NFL's leader in receiving yardage last year and an NFL first-team All-Pro, will be banned for a year. The suspension is for a calendar year but it can be reevaluated after the season, the NFL said.

    “I’d like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans," Gordon said in a statement through the NFLPA. "I am very disappointed that the NFL and its hearing officer didn’t exercise better discretion and judgment in my case.

    "I would like to sincerely thank the people who have been incredibly supportive of me during this challenging time, including my family, my agent, my union, my legal team, and the Cleveland Browns staff.”

    The decision also included that Gordon can't be at team functions.

    Gordon has tested positive for marijuana multiple times, which is what triggered the year-long suspension for the latest positive test.

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