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Josh Gordon claims he never failed a drug test at Utah

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We noted today that an NFL.com report said Josh Gordon, the wide receiver chosen by the Cleveland Browns in the supplemental draft this week, has failed three drug tests, including one at Utah, where he enrolled after he had been kicked off the team at Baylor.

But Gordon says that’s not true.

On Thursday, before the NFL.com report was published, Gordon told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he hadn’t failed any drug tests at Utah.

The whole time I was in Utah, I never ended up testing positive for any administrative test given by the administrative people there,” Gordon said. “It was just their choice to test me and just make sure I was staying clean.”

After the NFL.com report was published, Gordon told the Plain Dealer that the quote was accurate, although he declined to elaborate.

Whatever the facts of Gordon’s positive tests, and whether he had two or three of them, the Browns were well aware that Gordon’s marijuana use had derailed his college career at Baylor. And they still thought he was worth a second-round pick.

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8 Responses to “Josh Gordon claims he never failed a drug test at Utah”
  1. hedleykow says: Jul 14, 2012 9:59 PM

    He really needs to explain all this in a tweet. It’s the manly thing to do.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 14, 2012 10:06 PM

    The first player taken in last year’s supplemental draft was suspended five games by the NFL for accepting free tattoos. This guy fails multiple drug tests and drops out of two college programs on his way to the NFL without a murmer of protest.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 14, 2012 10:16 PM

    Josh opted into the supplemental draft for “financial reasons”. He could no longer support his pot habit on a student budget.

  4. adamc0nley says: Jul 14, 2012 10:23 PM

    I don’t ever remember a 2nd round pick being as talked about as Josh.

    I hope he kills it this year, to shut all the haters up.

  5. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Jul 14, 2012 10:34 PM

    And with the first pick of the 2013 draft, the Cleveland Browns select…….

  6. TeamBalco says: Jul 14, 2012 10:38 PM

    Rebuild your image on the field bro. As a Rookie your words are meaningless.

  7. mrfrostyj says: Jul 15, 2012 12:26 AM

    I for one think the Browns got it right. The poor Jaguars did it backward with 1st round pick Blackmon who’s already a few drug test failures from “Ricky Williams” level and he hasn’t even played an NFL snap yet.

  8. dg0122 says: Jul 15, 2012 9:25 AM

    Sounds like his career is going to go up in smoke

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