The NFL announced last week that Cleveland Browns second-year wide receiver Josh Gordon would be suspended for the first two games of the season and also must forfeit his first four game checks as a fine after failing a league mandated drug test. Gordon claims that the positive on his drug test came after he took cough syrup which contained codeine, a banned substance according to the NFL.
The mere fact that he has received a two game suspension indicates that at some time in his brief career, he must have tested positive during another drug test. As Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer reveals this morning, Gordon might be running out of second chances. There is a very real possibility that the talented receiver might be headed towards stage three of the league’s drug policy. If that is the case, another failed drug test and Gordon could be facing a mandatory one-year suspension.
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