Nothing, it appears, can force Josh Gordon into making better decisions in his life.
Gordon, the Browns receiver who is facing a year-long suspension from the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy, was pulled over last Sunday for driving 74 miles an hour in a 60-mile-per-hour zone according to WKYC in Cleveland. Not a huge deal, right? Well, a passenger in his car was cited for marijuana possession of less than 200 grams.
If getting busted repeatedly for drug use and facing a year off of football isn't enough to get Gordon to avoid letting people ride in his car while possessing marijuana, maybe there's just no hope the All-Pro receiver will ever mature.
"We are gathering information regarding the situation," Browns general manager Ray Farmer said in a statement released by the team, according to WKYC. "We will not have any further comment until the appropriate time."
The Browns have to be fed up, and it's a little surprising Farmer wasn't a little more upset in his statement, like Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was when news broke that linebacker Daryl Washington has been suspended for a year. This isn't a debate about the NFL being too harsh on marijuana, which ESPN reported was the cause for Gordon's latest failed drug test. It's not about the fact that it wasn't Gordon who was cited for drugs on Sunday. It's about Gordon continuously being in trouble, making poor decisions and squandering his talent, starting with a very rocky college career and continuing with his reckless behavior in the pros.
He is one of the NFL's best receivers, shown when he had 1,646 yards in just 14 games last season. But at some point, even the most talented players become a bigger hassle than they're worth.
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