Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is already facing a potential one-year suspension from the NFL and that could get worse after his latest transgression. Gordon was arrested early Saturday morning in Raleigh, North Carolina and charged with driving while impaired.
Raleigh police captain Tommy Klein told ESPN.com that Gordon was “appreciably impaired.”Gordon was pulled over just before 3 a.m. after an officer clocked him going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. Gordon was released about three hours later after posting a $500 bond,according to ABC11.com in Raleigh.
It’s not clear yet what substance Gordon was allegedly ‘impaired’ by, but he didn’t get hit with any drug possession charges, according to Cleveland.com.“We are aware of the matter and are disappointed to learn of this situation,” Browns general manager Ray Farmer said in a statement. “We will comment further at the appropriate time.”There are already concerns in Cleveland that a one-year suspension could mean the end of Gordon’s career and his latest arrest isn’t going to help.The Browns should know by late July what kind of suspension Gordon will be facing in 2014 and if it’s a one-year ban, things could get ugly. A one-year suspension would mean Gordon has to stay away from the team’s facilities all season and that’s where the concern comes in.
Sources close to Gordon have told Cleveland.com they’re concerned that if he’s away from the team for a year and away from his support system, that he’ll have a tough time making it back into the NFL. The sources point to Jaguars receiverJustin Blackmon, the former first-round pick, who was suspended indefinitely in November of 2013 for violating the substance abuse policy and isn’t expected to be re-instated in 2014.
Gordon received a speeding ticket in Ohio in May for going 74 mph in a 60 mph zone. During the stop, officers found pot in Gordon’s Mercedes and one of the passengers in Gordon’s car ended up being cited for possession of marijuana. Gordon pleaded not guilty to his speeding ticket in that case.
i hear he is talented too.
judging from his instagram,
it looks like he has a lot of fun as well.
not to mention the “ain’t shit” pineapples around him too.
well let it all go to waste.
que my favorite quote on “devil wears prada”:
“I can get another girl to take your job in five minutes…
one who really wants it.” – nigel
then gonna be on tv with the “kim kardashian” tears begging for another chance:
welllllllllllllll josh guess what?
we won’t be here for it.
do you know there is a cub right now,
somewhere in the hood,
training and envisioning to replace “wasted talent”?
his father has him on some field running drills.
no bbqs or pussy for him this weekend.
he is focused on being the next big thing.
cut it out josh.
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article courtesy: cbs sports