Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving while impaired and was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation, court officials confirmed to CBSSports.com and WTVD.
Gordon must also pay $390 in fines and costs, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, and must attend alcohol assessment and treatment classes.
ProFootballTalk reports that Gordon plead guilty to avoid a two-game suspension under the NFL's new drug policy.
Gordon was arrested in July in Raleigh, N.C., after he was stopped by police for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. Gordon’s reported blood-alcohol level was .09. The legal limit in the state of North Carolina is .08.
The 23-year-old, who caught 87 passes for a league-leading 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns last season, is currently suspended for the entire 2014 season as a repeat offender of the league’s substance abuse policy.
Gordon could reportedly have his suspension reduced to 10 games if the NFL and NFLPA pass a new drug policy this week.
- Scooby Axson