Josh Gordon Suspended For 2015 NFL Season For Violating Substance Abuse Policy

By Ty Duffy

The NFL has suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon for at least the 2015 season, for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. His suspension will be unpaid. The league will review his status before reinstatement.

Here is the Browns’ official statement.

"“As we have conveyed, we are disappointed to once again be at this point with Josh. Throughout his career we have tried to assist him in getting support like we would with any member of our organization,” Browns general manager Ray Farmer said. “Unfortunately our efforts have not resonated with him. It is evident that Josh needs to make some substantial strides to live up to the positive culture we are trying to build this football team upon. Our hope is that this suspension affords Josh the opportunity to gain some clarity in determining what he wants to accomplish moving forward and if he wants a career in the National Football League. We will have no further comment on Josh as he will not be permitted in our facility for the duration of his suspension.”"

Gordon was suspended for the first two games of 2013 and the first 10 games of 2014 for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy.

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