NFL sources reported that Browns WR Josh Gordon did not pass another drug test, and bookmaker software services believe that the player will most likely be suspended for a year, something that is leaving many fans very disappointed, and now they’re seriously wondering about his future in the NFL.
A source reported that in the drug test, the WR was positive for alcohol. This would be the latest problem in several setbacks for the player, whose future with the NFL and the Browns is now in jeopardy.
“Clearly we are very disappointed to hear the latest report regarding Josh,” the Browns said in a statement. “At this point, due to the confidential nature of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, we have not been made aware by the league of a failed test. We are in the process of gathering more information and will provide further comment at the appropriate time.”
Many fans remember when the player was arrested on July 5th last year, and he was given a charge of driving while impaired, as he was caught speeding in Raleigh, NC. He previously got a suspension for the initial two meetings of the season of 2013 after breaching the policy that the NFL has regarding substance abuse.
This season finished in a controversial manner for Gordon, when on the 27th of December, the player was banned for the season’s last game after he violated the rules of the team. Gordon would have ended up being suspended for all of 2014 if it weren’t for a new policy regarding drug testing and punishment set by the league, allowing the player to return to action after he didn’t feature in the 10 initial meetings.
Gordon joined the league after Baylor let him go when he tested positive for marijuana use. The player later spoke with the Houston Chronicle, saying: “It was against school policy, of course, and I was [suspended] in the summer. I’ve definitely put that part of my life behind me. I don’t plan to ever go back there. It was a difficult time, but I learned from it, and I’ve moved on.”
This season, the WR was able to catch 24 passes made for 303 yards in five meetings, something that shows his true potential in the game, and in the season of 2013 he was leading the league when in only 14 meetings he recorded 1,646 yards.
Gordon’s fans and bookmaker software services are not happy at all with the player’s latest setback, and would like to see what the future has in store for him now.