Gordon's appeal reportedly focused on the NFL's drug testing procedure, in which two urine samples are tested for drugs. In Gordon's case, only one of the samples was positive, and it was just barely over the threshold. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Gordon argued the positive test was the result of second-hand smoke.
In 14 games last season, Gordon caught 87 passes for nine touchdowns and an NFL-best 1,646 yards. He made the Pro Bowl and the AP All-Pro first team.
- Sarah Barshop and Alex Hampl