The arrest warrant issued for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for failing to respond to subpoenas in a child paternity case won’t get in the way of his scheduled return to the field.
Gordon is halfway through a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Gordon missed all of last season while on suspension and was conditionally reinstated by the league this summer. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said on Wednesday, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, that the warrant will “will not affect his status.”
“We are aware of the situation,” the Browns said in a statement. “Josh and his attorney are working with the Cuyahoga County Courts to resolve this matter. We have no further comment at this time.”
Gordon was ordered to provide a DNA sample last September to determine whether he is the father of a now 1-year-old girl.