Josh Gordon Suspended 2 Games for NFL Substance Abuse Violation

June 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has reportedly been suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the 2013 season. He's also been docked four games' worth of pay for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. 
ESPN's Tony Grossi broke the news on Twitter:
The NFL also released an official statement regarding the decision to punish Gordon (via Adam Caplan):
Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns has been suspended without pay for the team’s first two regular-season games of the 2013 season and fined two additional game checks for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. 

Gordon will be eligible to return to the Browns’ active roster on Monday, September 16 following the team’s September 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens. Gordon is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.
Grossi later added that the suspension could have actually been worse:
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