The Cleveland Browns have suspended Josh Gordon — the team’s star wide receiver — for their week 17 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
Gordon and injured, rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel were noticeably absent from team activities on Saturday, reports the NFL, and the Browns announced the suspension at a press conference early Saturday afternoon.
The Browns haven’t disclosed which team rule Gordon broke, but if I had to put money on it, I’d guess it was littering.
Gordon led the league in receiving back in 2013 but spent the first 10 games of the 2014 season serving a suspension for failing a drug test, his second violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy since entering the league in 2011. Oh, by the way, Gordon’s affinity for the sticky icky started way before he ended up in Cleveland. He had two marijuana-related violations while playing college ball at Baylor.
ON TOP OF EVERYTHING, Josh got popped for driving under the influence in July of 2014, two whole months after his second positive test with the Browns.
This guy is clearly one of the most talented young receivers in the league, but unless he grows up and decides to start handling his business, he’ll quickly become just another washed up statistic. As Chris Carter would say, “C’mon Man!”