Report: Browns WR Josh Gordon’s reinstatement denied

Josh Gordon has reportedly been denied reinstatement by the NFL from his indefinite drug suspension.
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Josh Gordon has been denied reinstatement by the NFL from his indefinite drug suspension, Mary Kay Cabot of reports.

Gordon reportedly failed an NFL-administered drug test last month, which put his reinstatement on hold. He will be allowed to re-apply on August 1, NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports.

The Browns wideout, who applied for reinstatement in February, reportedly submitted a diluted sample to the NFL which tested positive for marijuana. While there was not enough marijuana in the sample to trigger a failed test, the dilute present automatically does.

According to a report, league officials won’t consider letting Gordon back in the league until he goes between 60 and 90 days without raising any red flags.

Gordon sat out the entire 2015 season after testing positive for alcohol. The result came almost a year after he was suspended 10 games for a positive marijuana test.

In an interview in December, Gordon said he was “relieved” by his one-year suspension.

– Kenny Ducey