Suspended Browns Receiver Josh Gordon Failed Another Drug Test

Bryan Brandom
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It looked as though Josh Gordon would be reuniting with his college quarterback, Robert Griffin III, with the Cleveland Browns in 2016.

But it appears a failed drug test, administered by the NFL, is holding up the Baylor reunion.

Gordon was suspended for two games in 2013 after violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Despite playing just 14 games, he went on to lead the league with 1,646 receiving yards, catching nine touchdowns in the process.

He played just five games in 2014 after failing yet another drug test, allegedly for marijuana. He was suspended by the league for 10 contests and for the final game of the season by the Browns.

In January of 2015, Brown faced a year-long suspension after testing positive for alcohol use months after being arrested for driving while impaired in North Carolina.

He sat out all of last season and applied for reinstatement to the league in January of 2016. The NFL initially said they'd take up to 60 days to determine whether or not to allow Gordon to play again, and it appears that his recent failed drug test is what has held up that decision.

According to FOX Sports, Gordon tested positive for marijuana and dilute.

Oh, and probably not all that surprisingly, Gordon has reportedly been living with Johnny Manziel, who's been such a mess on and off the field that he was cut by one of the worst teams in the league.

The positive test for marijuana does not mean Gordon won't be reinstated, but it certainly doesn't bode well under commissioner Roger Goodell's completely arbitrary system of punishment.

There's mounting evidence the NFL probably shouldn't even be discouraging its players from using marijuana in the first place.

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