Dawgs By Nature "Josh Gordon is exploring options in the CFL. But not so fast... According to multiple reports this morning, suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon wants to play in the Canadian Football League for the 2014 season. However, that possibility seems to have been quickly shot down by the Browns and a..." August 28
One other hit Josh Gordon takes: Loses the accrued season. Contract tolls, he's not eligible for a new deal til '16, can't be a UFA til '17.
NFL.com "Josh Gordon's fate for 2014 has finally been decided. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the NFL has suspended the Cleveland Browns wide receiver for one season on Wednesday for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to a source. Last year's league-leading wideout..." August 28
#Browns WR Josh Gordon can apply for reinstatement after the season, not one calendar year as drug policy dictates for Stage 3 offenders.
NFL.com "The Cleveland Browns waited nearly four months for the NFL to drop its one-year suspension on wide receiver Josh Gordon. NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala told NFL Network on Wednesday that the elongated timeline left the organization "extremely frustrated with the way that this dragged..." August 27
SI.com "The NFL has reportedly made a decision on Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon's appeal of a one-year suspension for a positive drug test, Adam Schefter said on SportsCenter Tuesday. According to Schefter, the decision on the suspension has been made, but league appeals officer Harold..." August 27
Schefter just said on SC that he's heard Gordon decision has been made and Henderson just needs to decide when to issue it. #takeyourtime
Akron Beacon Journal "Browns coach Mike Pettine acknowledged the organization anticipates All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon to be suspended for at least part of the upcoming season, and the expectation contributed to Gordon not playing Saturday night in a 33-14 preseason loss to the St. Louis Rams. "I wasn't..." August 25
Pro Football Talk "A full 15 days have passed since hearing officer Harold Henderson concluded the hearing in connection with the appeal of Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension. Nearly four months have passed since word of the suspension first emerged. And there’s still no ruling. The..." August 20
ESPN.com "The Cleveland Browns did not like what they saw in wide receiver Josh Gordon on Monday night in the 24-23 loss to Washington. Coach Mike Pettine said there were a couple plays when the team did not see the proper effort from Gordon. "There were a couple plays where I think -- we just came..." August 20
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam spent the first 10 minutes or so of practice Wednesday chatting with receiver Josh Gordon, who's awaiting word on his indefinite drug ban by the NFL. It's been a weekly sight at camp, the two men conversing on the field for a few minutes, even sharing an embrace last..." August 14
Pro Football Talk "Eight days ago, Josh Gordon’s appeal hearing ended. Hearing officer Harold Henderson has not yet issued a decision. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the news is there is no news. No update, no development, no ruling. The good news is that Gordon remains available to play until..." August 13
Pro Football Talk "Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s suspension will last for a full calendar year or not at all, if his appeal eventually is resolved with a ruling from hearing officer Harold Henderson. If the NFL and NFLPA get together and craft a settlement, Gordon’s suspension could last for less than a calendar..." August 08
Confirmed Harold Henderson will hear #browns' Gordon's appeal tomorrow. Been told second-hand smoke won't fly with him.
ESPN.com "The legal team for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will argue in a hearing Friday that its client has disputed test results that were caused from second-hand marijuana smoke, according to sources. Gordon is appealing the NFL's imposition of a yearlong suspension for a positive test..." July 29
Pro Football Talk "With the Josh Gordon appeal hearing set for Friday and with Gordon hiring (as Adam Schefter reported last night) the same lawyer who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman avoid a four-game suspension for violation of the PED policy in 2012, Gordon presumably has a case that holds more water..." July 29
ESPN.com "Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon will appeal his one-year suspension in a meeting with NFL officials on Aug. 1, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Gordon, who is facing the yearlong ban following a failed drug test earlier this offseason, will file the appeal in..." July 24
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine told cleveland.com Monday that the Browns have no plans to cut troubled receiver Josh Gordon and that they expect him to report for training camp with the rest of the veterans on Friday. He also said he expects to hear something about Gordon's drug suspension within..." July 22
Josh Gordon's agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed that Gordon's appeal hearing regarding his drug suspension is coming up soon.
PJ Hairston says he met Josh Gordon at a grocery store in the Triangle, and they chose to swap cars for the night.
NFL.com "As the Cleveland Browns prepare for life without Josh Gordon, his teammates are tussling with conflicting emotions of compassion and betrayal on the heels of the star receiver's latest off-the-field slip. That's the word from Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, who reported Wednesday that Browns..." July 10
NFL.com "Tyrann Mathieu knows how it feels to watch a promising football career slipping through your fingers. The Arizona Cardinals safety succeeded in moving past the off-the-field troubles that marked his college days at LSU, crafting a new narrative as one of the best young defensive players in the..." July 08
USA Today "Cris Carter is a man who understands the road Josh Gordon is on. The Hall-of-Famer was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles, the team who drafted him, due in large part to his own struggles with drugs and alcohol. Gordon was arrested for DWI over the holiday weekend. He is also facing a possible..." July 08
Sources tell me that some close to Josh Gordon urging him to seek professional assistance for substance-abuse issues part of life since HS
Pro Football Talk "Before a decision can be made on whether Browns receiver Josh Gordon will miss at least a full calendar year, an appeal hearing must be held. Before an appeal hearing can be held, it must be scheduled. That hasn’t happened, yet. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, an appeal hearing..." June 24
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday that Josh Gordon's looming suspension is impacting the club's preparations for the season. "There's certainly a level of frustration because we've known the news for so long," Pettine told the Bull and Fox on radio partner 92.3 The Fan. "It's just a..." June 11
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon pleaded not guilty to speeding in Strongsville over Memorial Day Weekend, court records show. Gordon was scheduled to appear for arraignment at Berea Municipal Court Wednesday at 9 a.m., but court records show attorney Gary A. Vick filed a notice of appearance..." June 04
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter, who overcame drug addiction early in his career, stressed that Browns receiver Josh Gordon won't change until he finds his own rock bottom and asks for help. "It's fairly obvious that (using substances) is more important to him than anything else,'' the former..." June 03
WKYC "Already in trouble with the National Football League for a reported failed drug test, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was issued a speeding ticket over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Strongsville. According to the citation, Gordon's 2014 grey Mercedes-Benz SUV was clocked going..." May 31
Pro Football Talk "When it comes to the potential suspension of Browns receiver Josh Gordon, not much is known. But clarity finally has been achieved on one key point regarding Gordon’s status. As explained by Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer during a Tuesday visit to PFT Live, Gordon was in Stage 3..." May 28
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam declined to confirm that Josh Gordon failed another drug test and is facing indefinite suspension, but indicated the team will stand by him. "Josh is learning and growing and improving as a person,'' Haslam said during a speech to 500 fans at a Pro Football Hall of..." May 13
SB Nation "The Cleveland Browns made headlines twice during the NFL Draft, but only once intended to do so. The NFL's 2013 leading receiver in yardage, Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns, is potentially facing a suspension of up to a full season for allegedly failing a third drug test, per Peter King of..." May 13
SI.com "Assuming Gordon is found to have tested positive in the NFL’s substance-abuse program (which ESPN reported Friday), he’ll likely be banned for somewhere between eight and 16 games. Gordon, 23, has been disciplined twice previously for testing positive: once by coach Art Briles at Baylor, and once..." May 12
Chris Mortensen says on ESPN that the Browns front office were aware Josh Gordon was facing a season-long suspension 2 weeks ago.
ESPN.com "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is facing a season-long suspension after another failed drug test months ago, this time for marijuana, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Friday. Reached by phone Friday afternoon, Gordon said: "That's something you're going to have to talk to..." May 10
ESPN.com "After the Cleveland Browns drafted the quarterback he wanted, Josh Gordon let it be known Friday which receiver he would like to see his team draft in the second round. “We have a lot of wide receivers right now on our team that we just picked up on, but I’m actually a fan of Marqise Lee,”..." May 09
Akron Beacon Journal "Nate Burleson vowed to become the type of leader the Browns wrongly assumed had been added to their receiving corps last year. When the previous regime traded for Davone Bess last April, it believed he would help guide All-Pro Josh Gordon and the team’s other young receivers. However, Bess never..." April 08
Pro Football Talk "Browns General Manager Ray Farmer is keeping everyone guessing about whether Cleveland will take a quarterback with the fourth overall pick in the draft. But Browns receiver Josh Gordon says he has talked to Farmer and believes he knows what the team is doing. “There’s no telling,” Gordon told..." March 27
Pro Football Talk "On Sunday, the Browns’ 2013 campaign concludes without a playoff berth for the 11th consecutive season. However, those who believe Cleveland could soon have better days ahead can look to the Pro Bowl roster for reassurance. Five Browns are slated to play in Hawaii in January: left tackle Joe..." December 28
Akron Beacon Journal "Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon admitted he exceeded the expectations he had for himself entering this season, so it’s not surprising that he’s setting a lofty goal for 2014. How lofty? “Hands down just be outright the best wide receiver in the NFL,” Gordon said Thursday when asked what he..." December 27
Chronicle-Telegram "Jerry Rice expects to be joined by Browns receiver Josh Gordon at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Rice, considered the greatest receiver in NFL history, brought up Gordon when discussing the league’s best receivers Monday during a conference call to promote the new Pro Bowl format. Rice and Deion..." December 17
Cleveland Plain Dealer "All it took for Josh Gordon to finally believe he belongs in the Pro Bowl conversation was to set the NFL record with 774 yards in the last four games, to break the Browns' single-season receiving record with 1,400 yards and to blow past Detroit's Calvin Johnson for most yards in the NFL this..." December 12
Cleveland Plain Dealer "All it took for Josh Gordon to finally believe he belongs in the Pro Bowl conversation was to set the NFL record with 774 yards in the last four games, to break the Browns' single-season receiving record with 1,400 yards and to blow past Detroit's Calvin Johnson for most yards in the NFL this..." December 11
Akron Beacon Journal "Josh Gordon needs just 41 yards to break the Browns’ single-season receiving record, and he doesn’t believe New England Patriots standout cornerback Aqib Talib will prevent him from wreaking havoc Sunday. “I’m pretty sure he’ll make some plays,” Gordon said Thursday. “But I’m definitely going..." December 06
CBSSports.com "The next time you read the NFL record book, Josh Gordon's name will be in it and that's because Gordon made NFL history on Sunday. In the Browns 32-28 loss to Jacksonville, Gordon caught 10 passes for 261 yards. Combined with his 237-yard performance against Pittsburgh last week, Gordon becomes..." December 01
Akron Beacon Journal "No Browns wide receiver has ever produced a better game statistically than the one Josh Gordon had Sunday in a 27-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. His 237 receiving yards are a franchise record, and his 14 catches tied hall of fame tight end Ozzie Newsome for the team record. Newsome..." November 25
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "No matter who the quarterback has been for the Browns this season — Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer or Jason Campbell — the goal has remained the same, and that's to get the ball deep to Josh Gordon. And that's what the Browns' quarterbacks have done ever since Gordon was a second-round..." November 24
ESPN 850 Cleveland "Whew: Josh Gordon said he expected to stay with the Browns, but he kept his cell phone nearby and checked TV reports right up until Tuesday’s NFL 4 p.m. trade deadline. He heeded the words of his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who told him, “Anything was possible.” “I’m definitely relieved,” Gordon..." October 30