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LaVon Brazill lands in Canada after NFL suspension

LaVon Brazill AP

Wide receiver Josh Gordon was finally suspended by the NFL for the entire 2014 season on Wednesday, leaving him with a long stretch away from the football field in the coming months.

LaVon Brazill is in the same suspension pot as Gordon, but he’s going to be back on a field a lot sooner. Brazill was dropped by the Colts following his suspension, which left him free to head to Canada to continue playing the game.

Brazill has signed on to the practice roster of the Toronto Argonauts and could move up to the active roster if the team likes what they see from him in practice in the coming days and weeks. Should that happen, Brazill will get a chance to put some things on tape for NFL teams that might be interested in bringing him aboard for the 2015 season or start carving out a longer career in Canada.

The same option isn’t open to Gordon, who remains under contract to the Browns. That limits your ability to engage in physical activities, as Adam Jones found out when the Titans balked at his attempt to become a pro wrestler during his own long suspension from the league.

Brazill had 23 catches for 347 yards and three touchdowns in 25 games for the Colts over the last two seasons.

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18 Responses to “LaVon Brazill lands in Canada after NFL suspension”
  1. joetoronto says: Aug 28, 2014 7:44 AM

    He should have been turned away at the border.

  2. herrcules13 says: Aug 28, 2014 7:49 AM

    “…same suspension pot…” I see what you did there, haha.

  3. h3min1230 says: Aug 28, 2014 7:49 AM

    “LaVon Brazill is in the same suspension pot as Gordon..”

    Pun intended or nah?

  4. 700levelvet says: Aug 28, 2014 7:53 AM

    Stupidity=Pay cut…. Makes perfect sense.

  5. freeigwebuike says: Aug 28, 2014 7:54 AM

    Somehow, I think the browns will likely bring Gordon back even if he doesn’t get the opportunity to put Canadian football on ” tape.”

  6. ctiggs says: Aug 28, 2014 8:17 AM

    #Nobodyhasitbetter

  7. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 28, 2014 8:36 AM

    Toronto > buffalol

  8. kmg1016 says: Aug 28, 2014 8:46 AM

    Do the Browns have the option to loan Gordon to a Canadian team while he’s suspended? Might be the best solution for all involved, a completely unstructured year away from football isn’t really going to do Gordon a lot of good from a staying-out-of-trouble perspective.

  9. draftazoid says: Aug 28, 2014 8:51 AM

    If he plays in Canada then HE SUCKS anyway.
    Practice Squad in Canada? Hahahahaha

  10. pfu2 says: Aug 28, 2014 9:14 AM

    Josh should quit the league as payback. We can watch him lead the league in yards for the CFL. They would surely pay him well.

  11. winninaintsinnin says: Aug 28, 2014 9:27 AM

    I said all along the blow back on Rice was bad news for Gordon and Aldon.

    Goodell is making a misguided attempt to ‘make up’ for that fiasco.

    Aldon will get 8 games. The only question will be whether any of last season ‘misses’ will be applied.

  12. restorativejusticeprogram says: Aug 28, 2014 9:34 AM

    How long has the Colts’ owner been suspended?

    Gordon should sue for every dollar he can get from those NFL hypocrites. The league is so corrupt it is disgusting.

  13. mrfrostyj says: Aug 28, 2014 9:46 AM

    Does anyone really believe that Cleveland wasn’t prepared to have a way to keep Gordon healthy, fit and out of trouble during his suspension especially since their owner is on record as saying if Gordon was suspended there was a plan for him (and before anyone says “they haven’t kept him out of trouble” remember he’s not had any drug or alcohol related issues in the NFL until now so there was no need to micro manage him before). The rules state he can’t deal with anyone “within the organization”. It doesn’t say the organization can’t “forcefully suggest” weekly workouts and practices with ex Browns employee’s who might coincidentally have knowledge of the Browns playbook.

    Does no one remember the same Cleveland Browns organization doing this during the lockout when players weren’t allowed at facilities? If Jimmy Haslam has proven anything in his couple years owning the team it’s that he’s a players owner. Gordon will be well taken care of.

  14. draftazoid says: Aug 28, 2014 10:03 AM

    The only 2 groups you can blame Gordon and everyone else who gets suspended for smoking pot is 1. The Player and 2. The NFL Players Association for bargaining for the suspensions.

  15. johnnycantread says: Aug 28, 2014 10:17 AM

    I wish LaVon liked maple bars instead of weed.

  16. completefan says: Aug 28, 2014 10:30 AM

    Brazill’s chances of playing depend on the continued injury problems of Chad Owens, who will miss the Labor Day Classic after suffering another injury against the Esks. The team also sorely misses Andre Durie, who is not close to coming back. Ricky Ray needs SOMEONE along side Spencer Watt if they are going to hold onto their lead in the CFL Least.

  17. pooflingingmonkey says: Aug 28, 2014 1:50 PM

    Surprised the Raiders didn’t sign him to play QB.

  18. kashleybell says: Aug 28, 2014 6:06 PM

    I don’t think the Argos will like what they see when this dolt drops every other pass like he did on the Colts. Good riddance to bad rubbish. The Colts didn’t need him and the Argos are just desperate…because they’re terrible.

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