Report: No settlement talks yet between Josh Gordon, NFL

Thursday August 7th, 2014

Josh Gordon and the NFL have not had any meetings to discuss a settlement of the Cleveland Browns receiver's pending year-long suspension, reports Pro Football Talk

Gordon is facing a one-year ban after testing positive for marijuana in May.

Because the appeal hearing officer assigned to Gordon's case can hand down either just a full year's suspension or none at all, it was possible that the receiver and the NFL could agree on a shorter suspension before that verdict came down. According to PFT, there's a "slight chance" that Gordon and the league could work out a deal, but no negotiations have occurred yet.

Gordon's appeal hearing concluded on Monday, and the Browns expect a ruling in one to three weeks. The team expects him to be suspended for at least eight games

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Gordon planned to focus his appeal on the NFL's drug testing process itself, under which he barely tested positive. 

After he was arrested in July for DUI in North Carolina, Gordon reportedly entered a California rehab facility for two weeks.

Last season, Gordon led the NFL with 1,649 receiving yards, despite being suspended two games for a previous failed drug test.

- Alex Hampl  

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