Josh Gordon May Be in Trouble Again, But Fans Should Not Expect a Trend

June 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A standout at OTAs and minicamp. The potential to be an elite wide receiver, in the Andre Johnson mold. The focal point of the Cleveland Browns' new-look, downfield-passing offense. 
And now, he's suspended.
On Friday, longstanding rumors were confirmed when the Browns announced that second-year receiver Josh Gordon will serve a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He'll also be docked two additional game checks, losing nearly $150,000 in pay for his latest slip-up.
Trouble is nothing new to Gordon, whom the Browns took in 2012's supplemental draft in exchange for their 2013 second-round draft pick. The reason why Gordon was in the supplemental draft can be traced back to failed drug tests at Baylor that resulted in his suspension from the team. He then transferred to Utah, where he had to sit out the 2011 season in accordance with NCAA rules, and then opted to try his hand at the NFL rather than play for Utah in 2012. 
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