Josh Gordon facing 8-16 game suspension

The excitement in Cleveland died down quickly after the selection of Johnny Manziel after it was revealed that the Browns could be playing most or all of the 2014 season without talented wide receiver Josh Gordon.

Gordon is facing a suspension “somewhere between eight and 16 games” according to SI’s Peter King.

The exactly details of Gordon’s suspension have yet to be shared with the public. If Gordon is in Stage 3 of the NFL’s substance abuse program then the minimum suspension would be one year. Gordon’s camp will likely try to push for a lesser ban of 4-6 games.

Despite being suspended for the first two games of the 2013 season, Gordon caught 87 passes with a league high 1646 yards receiving. He found the endzone nine times and became the first receiver in history to post back-to-back 200 yard receiving games.