After 9.5 hours on Friday and another three on Monday, the hearing on Josh Gordon’s appeal of a one-year suspension has concluded.
Under the substance-abuse policy, a ruling must be issued by hearing officer Harold Henderson within a “reasonable time.” The current expectation is that a decision will come in a week or so.
Until a ruling is issued, it’s possible that the two sides will work out an agreement that would impose something less than a year but more than zero games. Without a settlement, the rules contemplate an all-or-nothing decision from Henderson.
Meanwhile, Gordon remains eligible to participate in training camp and preseason games. If he is suspended for a year, the decision becomes immediate and final.