|More trouble for Josh Gordon -- Sat Jul 5 4:00 pm --|
Browns' receiver charged with DWI
|Police say Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while impaired after speeding down a street in Raleigh. Browns general manager Ray Farmer said the team is aware of Gordon's arrest and is disappointed. He didn't comment further.
Gordon, 23, could be facing a one-season NFL suspension for another failed drug test. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Gordon's appeal on a one-year ban was set to be head later this month. With another apparent infraction, it's likely Gordon won't be seeing the field in 2014 and perhaps beyond. His fantasy stock is at an all time low- off the the re-draft radar and perhaps off the dynasty league radar very soon.
|Josh Gordon decision expected in late July -- Thu Jul 3 5:55 pm --|
Substance-abuse violation; could sit out 2014 season
|With the NFL firing off suspensions today like shots from a Roman candle, some have wondered whether the next shoe will drop on the throat of Browns receiver Josh Gordon. But it will be happening sooner rather than later. Gordonís hearing, weíre told, has been scheduled for late July.
If Gordon is suspended for a year, the ban will start immediately. Itís possible that, with a reduced suspension, heíll be permitted to participate in training camp and the preseason. (Pro Football Talk)|
FF Today's Take: Itís still possible that a hearing wonít be needed, if the NFL and the NFLPA work out a reduced suspension. Gordon reportedly faces a minimum one-year ban as a Stage 3 violator of the league's substance-abuse policy. The NFL has slow-played this decision for unknown reasons, but it appears Browns fans - as well as fantasy owners - will get some definitive resolution on this case around the start of training camp at the latest.
|WR Josh Gordon in trouble again -- Sat May 31 7:10 pm --|
Caught for speeding; passenger cited for possession of marjuana
|Already in trouble with the NFL for a reported failed drug test, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was issued a speeding ticket over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. According to the citation, Gordon's 2014 grey Mercedes-Benz SUV was clocked going 74 miles an hour in a 60-mile-per-hour zone on May 25. Gordon's passenger was issued a citation for possession of marijuana in an amount under 200 grams during the traffic stop. (WKYC)|
FF Today's Take: Gordon is quickly digging himself a deep hole, one in which he may not be able to get out of with his series of poor off-field decisions. Gordon, as many will remember from draft weekend, is already subject to an indefinite suspension for a failed drug test and missed the Browns' first two games last season because of a drug-related suspension. The Browns' top three receivers after Gordon are Miles Austin, Earl Bennett and Andrew Hawkins.
|Browns shakeup wide receiver corps -- Fri May 16 7:00 am --|
Sign Austin, Bennett, release Little
|The three starting receivers from last season might all be out for 2014: Little and Davone Bess have been released and Josh Gordon is facing an indefinite suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy for at least the third time. In their place are veterans Miles Austin and Earl Bennett, who were signed as free agents on Thursday, and Andrew Hawkins and Nate Burleson, who were signed in March and April, respectively. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)|
FF Today's Take: Little was a 2nd-round pick in 2011 but had a case of the dropsies during his time in Cleveland. Austin finds himself with a golden opportunity as the Browns have a shaky depth chart at wide receiver. However, Austin has been plagued during his career with hamstring injuries and had very little interest as a free agent this off-season. He'll be on the WR5 radar with extreme injury risk.
|Josh Gordon facing season-long suspension -- Fri May 9 6:30 am --|
Reportedly tested positive for marijuana
|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. Two sources told "Outside the Lines" on Friday that Gordon's latest violation is the result of marijuana being found during a drug test. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Gordon served a two-game suspension last season but still led the league in receiving with 1646 yards and led all fantasy receivers averaging 16.2 FPts per game. To say this a big blow to the Browns offense would be an understatement. If the report is true, the Browns will likely be looking for help early in Round 2 of tonight's draft.