Josh Gordon is back at practice with the Cleveland Browns in Ohio and will have a teleconference meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at noon EST on Monday. The wide receiver is in the process of appealing a potential one-year suspension for a failed drug test.
The wide receiver is in the process of appealing a potential one-year suspension for a failed drug test. He attended an all-day hearing on Friday in New York, and Monday's meeting was set up as a continuation of that process.
Gordon's appeal was expected to focus on the drug-testing process, arguing that differing results between testing bottles mean the league can't be sure that he tested positive, and that the positive test was a result of second-hand smoke.
In July, the 23-year-old was arrested for driving while impaired in North Carolina. He then spent two weeks in a rehab facility.
In 2013, Gordon led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards. He also scored nine touchdowns for the Browns. He missed the first two games of that season after drawing a suspension following a positive test for codeine. In May, a drug test came back positive for marijuana. News of the year-long suspension came less than 24 hours after the Browns selected Johnny Manziel in the first round of the May draft. The hope was for a new aerial attack in which Manziel would be making play after play with Gordon as his primary target. The Browns aren't sure that will happen in 2014.
- Molly Geary and Doug Farrar