Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon to attend OTAs, readying to appeal suspension

Monday May 19th, 2014

Josh Gordon suspension: Browns WR plans to attend OTAs, appeal pending substance-abuse suspension Josh Gordon was suspended for the first two games of the 2013 season for his first violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. (Mark Duncan/AP)

The NFL has yet to officially suspend Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for violating the league's substance-abuse policy for a second time, and the wideout will not be sitting idle until a final ruling comes down.

According to, Gordon's agent Drew Rosenhaus is already in the process of appealing the yet-to-be-announced suspension, while Gordon plans to participate in the Browns' organized team activities this week.

Some have suggested that Gordon could be suspended for anywhere between eight and 16 games, while a handful believe the NFL will make Gordon an example and place an indefinite ban on the former Baylor star. If Gordon is suspended indefinitely, he will need to seek reinstatement from commissioner Roger Goodell.

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It's expected that Rosenhaus and the NFLPA will work to get the pending suspension reduced. Gordon's presence at OTAs may force the NFL into making a quicker decision on his suspension. The Browns will work out three days this week, though only Wednesday's practice will be open to the media. It's not known if the Browns will make Gordon available, though given how they've handled Johnny Manziel so far, they may once again do what they can to avoid a potential spectacle.

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