Wednesday February 18th, 2015

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine was non-committal when asked on Wednesday whether wide receiver Josh Gordon would ever play again for the Browns. 

Gordon was suspended earlier this month by the NFL for the entire 2015 season after he tested positive for alcohol consumption, which is a violation of the NFL's substance abuse program. 

Gordon was previously suspended for the first 10 games of the 2014 season after testing positive for marijuana, and the Browns suspended Gordon for the final game of the season after he missed a team meeting. 

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Earlier this week, the NFLPA filed a grievance on Gordon's behalf for the one-game suspension at the end of 2014. Because Gordon was suspended for 11 total games, he was not active for enough games to accrue a season toward free agency. If Gordon wins the grievance, he can sign with any team following the 2015 season. 

For his career, Gordon has caught 161 passes for 2,754 yards and 14 touchdowns in 35 games.  

- Rohan Nadkarni

 

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