Report: Cleveland Browns Josh Gordon failed another drug test
By Thomas Moore
Cleveland Browns suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon reportedly failed a drug test in March, putting his return to the NFL in doubt.
The news just keeps on getting better and better for Josh Gordon as the suspended wide receiver reportedly failed an NFL-administered drug test in March.
The news was first reported by Mike Garafolo at Fox Sports, citing unnamed sources.
According to Garafolo, the latest sample from Gordon tested positive for marijuana and dilute, with both the “A” and “B” samples coming back positive for marijuana and dilute. Even though the level of marijuana was below the 35 nanograms per milliliter required for a positive test, the diluted sample is considered a positive test, according to Garafolo.
Spokesmen for the NFL and NFL Players Association declined comment about Gordon’s failed test and whether there was still hope he’d play this season, according to Fox Sports. Gordon’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, also declined to comment on the report.
If it turns out that Gordon failed the test that can’t be good for his bid to be reinstated following his third league-mandated suspension. Especially since NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has publicly spoken about how Gordon needs to show the league that he is truly serious about changing his ways.
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“The process is that we’ll go back and we’ll look at how he’s conducted himself over the last several months, what he’s done to make sure it’s consistent with the terms of his suspension,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in his annual Super Bowl press conference. “I will engage with our people to understand where he is, where he’s been, but most importantly it’s where he’s going. When these things happen, it’s about trying to avoid them in the future.
The news of the reported drug test failure comes on the heels of a report that Gordon is rooming with free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel in Los Angeles, yet another potential mark in the league’s eyes against Gordon.
Many Browns fans have held out hope since he applied for reinstatement in February that Gordon would return from his latest suspension and “ball out” with Manziel on the field. The Browns made sure that Manziel would not be a part of any such scenario by releasing Manziel last month.
If Gordon failed a drug test, he may have shut the door for good on any dreams of reuniting with former Baylor teammate Robert Griffin III on the Browns or ever seeing an NFL field again.