Report: Josh Gordon had substance-abuse policy ‘slip-up’

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Report: Browns intend to release Josh Gordon
Sunday October 2nd, 2016

Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s return to rehab was preceded by a potential violation of the league’s drug and alcohol policy, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports. Rapoport’s sources described the situation as a “slip-up.”

Gordon announced Thursday that he was taking a leave of absence from the NFL to enter rehab. He was set to return from a four-game suspension after this week’s game. 

“This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person,” Gordon said in a statement. 

Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson told reporters Friday that the team plans to “move on” from Gordon. 

Gordon led the NFL in receiving yards in 2013 but has been suspended repeatedly for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. 

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