Arrest warrant rescinded for Browns' Josh Gordon in paternity case
The warrant for the arrest of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been rescinded after he submitted DNA samples for a pending paternity case.
A judge had issued the warrant on Aug. 31, in response to Gordon's failure to respond to several subpoenas in a paternity case, according to Cleveland.com.
Christina Lockhart issued a complaint in July, naming Gordon as the father of her one-year-old daughter.
She is seeking child support from Gordon and does not believe anyone else to be the father. He was asked to submit a DNA sample by Sept. 25, 2015. Gordon's lawyer says that his client was never served in the case. Another hearing in the case is scheduled for November.
Several subpoenas were sent to Gordon but he has never responded to them. Subpoenas were also delivered to his agent Drew Rosenhaus, the Browns, the NFL and Adidas.
Gordon, 25, can not speak to the media due to his four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
An NFL spokesman tells Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram that Gordon is still expected to return in Week 5.
“We are aware of the situation,” the Browns said in a statement. “Josh and his attorney are working with the Cuyahoga County Courts to resolve this matter. We have no further comment at this time.”