January 25, 2015

Josh Gordon Fails Substance Test, Out for Another Year: The fantastically talented Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed a substance test -- this time for alcohol -- and faces a one-year suspension. Gordon failed a marijuana test in college at Baylor, began his NFL career with a two-game substance abuse suspension and was suspended again after driving while impaired during the off season. He led the NFL in receiving yards his rookie season with 1,646, but this new incident puts his entire pro career in jeopardy. Another talented wideout with substance abuse problems, Justin Blackmon, has missed the last 24 games in Jacksonville due to suspension.

posted by rcade to football at 05:09 PM - 5 comments

The Jaguars are actually keeping open the possibility of letting Blackmon play for the team again if he gets himself sorted out. Before his suspension last year he had a few preseason and regular season games where he showed talent beyond anything else I've seen on the team from the current crop of receivers.

posted by rcade at 05:11 PM on January 25, 2015

maybe it's the booze giving him supertalent

posted by kokaku at 06:31 PM on January 25, 2015

I can't rule that out. It worked for Don Meredith.

posted by rcade at 06:47 PM on January 25, 2015

It sounds like Justin Blackmon is on track to come back next year.

The Josh Gordon situation is sad. Have the Browns/NFLPA failed to give him the help he needs? Or has he really had every opportunity? I don't see him staying on the Browns roster after this.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:19 PM on January 25, 2015

I don't see him staying on the Browns roster after this.

With the DUI arrests and the missed team meetings prior to this he was already on a short leash. It's pretty sad to see someone as talented as he is choose substance abuse over his livelihood.

posted by NerfballPro at 02:39 AM on January 26, 2015

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