After months of waiting the Cleveland Browns got the bad news confirmed on Wednesday that wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for the entire 2014 NFL season.
The play-making wide receiver was first linked to a violation of the substance abuse policy in May. At the end of May, Gordon was caught caught doing 74-mph in a 60-mph zone while a passenger in his vehicle was cited with marijuana possession. In July Gordon was again pulled over for speeding and arrested for driving while intoxicated.
In 14 games last season, Josh Gordon led the NFL with 1,646 Rec yds and 117.6 yards per game. He'll miss one year. pic.twitter.com/m7247N7JfS
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 27, 2014
“I’d like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans,” Gordon said in a statement through the NFLPA. “I am very disappointed that the NFL and its hearing office didn’t exercise better discretion and judgment in my case. I would like to sincerely thank the people who have been incredibly supportive of me during this challenging time, including my family, my agent, my union, my legal team, and the Cleveland Browns staff.”
Gordon missed the first two games of the 2013 season for a violation of the substance abuse policy. He would finish the 2013 season as the NFL’s leader in receiving yards with 1,646.