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NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon Faces Turbulent Season after Allegedly Failing Another Drug Test

( [email protected] ) Apr 12, 2016 11:08 AM EDT
New reports are indicating that Josh Gordon, the currently suspended wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, may be in trouble again this season for allegedly failing an NFL-sanctioned drug test. According to sources, this latest bump in his career could affect his application for reinstatement this season.
Josh Gordon at 2014 Browns training camp. Wikimedia Commons/Erik Daniel Drost

New reports are indicating that Josh Gordon, the currently suspended wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, may be in trouble again this season for allegedly failing an NFL-sanctioned drug test. According to sources, this latest bump in his career could affect his application for reinstatement this season.

News about Gordon's failed drug test was first reported by Fox Sports. According to the news site, insiders who claim to have knowledge of the matter said that the athlete was required to undergo a drug test administered by the professional football league in March of this year.

Apparently, the two samples taken from Gordon, which were labeled as A and B, both tested positive for marijuana and dilute. Although the sources that the level of marijuana found in the samples was below the required standard for a positive test, which is 35 nanograms per milliliter, the diluted one was clearly a positive.

If reports about the drug test are true, then there's a chance that Gordon might sit out another season with the NFL. Gordon is currently suspended and was forced to miss out on the entire 2015 season after testing positive for alcohol, which is regarded as a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

This, however, is not the first time he was suspended for his actions. Back in 2014, he was only able to play five games in the season after he was suspended due to his arrest in North Carolina for driving while impaired, ESPN reported.

The Browns, on the other hand, has not yet issued a statement addressing rumors about Gordon's failed drug test or an update regarding his suspension. But earlier in February, he applied for reinstatement to get back on the team's active roster.

During the same month, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he and the league will review the athlete's case before going over his reinstatement.

"When these things happen, it's about trying to avoid them in the future," he said during the Super Bowl press conference in February. "I'm hopeful that Josh understands that he's going to have to conduct himself differently going forward to be a member of the NFL and to be representing the Cleveland Browns or any team in the NFL."

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