The new NFL drug policy, which is expected to be completed sometime this week, will also allow players serving suspensions to be around their team's facilities while serving their bans, reports Fox Sports’ Mike Garofolo.
Currently, any player that is suspended is barred from participating in team activities.
One player this new rule could help is Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who is 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.
Gordon would be allowed to participate in club activities, except for games, full practices and traveling with the team.
According to Garofolo, Gordon received an advance on his salary as part of his job at a car dealership. To avoid forfeiture of the loan, Gordon must pass all of his drug tests.
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