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Josh Gordon still on track for Week Five return

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) runs with the ball  in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit. A person familiar with Gordon's situation says the suspended wide receiver wants to play in the Canadian Football League, but is prohibited from doing so. Under CFL rules, a player suspended by the NFL and under contract is not eligible to play in Canada. But if the Browns released Gordon, he would be able to play elsewhere.   (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File) AP

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.

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15 Responses to “Josh Gordon still on track for Week Five return”
  1. beavertonsteve says: Sep 21, 2016 2:05 PM

    What are the chances we can get the results announced on live TV?

  2. gofor2with3pointlead says: Sep 21, 2016 2:05 PM

    I suppose there worse things he could have been up to. Sigh

  3. backintheday99 says: Sep 21, 2016 2:12 PM

    Arrest warrant is to force him to comply. Once he complies, it is vacated. The key being “Once he complies”.

    So until he complies, the NFL should not be commenting.

  4. redclaw1314 says: Sep 21, 2016 2:16 PM

    good thing—sounds like he needs to make some money

  5. suggzz says: Sep 21, 2016 2:16 PM

    First time he has been tested for anything other than drugs in 3 years. Progress!

  6. greenlargo says: Sep 21, 2016 2:19 PM

    As long as he didn’t miss the court date because he was baked the rest of it is none of our business.

  7. stealthscorpio says: Sep 21, 2016 2:20 PM

    Smoking weed is of course way worse than not taking care of a child. #MisplacedPriorities

  8. jeyeeteesjetsjetsjets says: Sep 21, 2016 2:21 PM

    Just the fact that he had this issue outstanding for over a year now and let it come to this leads me to believe he really is not really a “new man”.

    If he really was matured he would have addressed this situation months ago.

    (I still drafted him in my fantasy league though)

  9. chadsmith013 says: Sep 21, 2016 2:24 PM

    why would he not get this taken care of when he had the chance before it made national headlines..he was gonna have to do it anyways.

  10. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: Sep 21, 2016 2:30 PM

    Do it on Maury, Josh gordon you May be the father

  11. onereasonableman says: Sep 21, 2016 2:52 PM

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    If we get 8 games out of this guy it will be a miracle. Trade him for a bag of magic beans and let’s move on.

  12. kingkornkahn says: Sep 21, 2016 3:40 PM

    So, what you are saying is JG is not a paragon of responsibility.

  13. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Sep 21, 2016 4:02 PM

    Just don’t be a moron for like 12 weeks Josh.


  14. getonyourkneeskissthefiverings says: Sep 21, 2016 4:35 PM

    Jerry! Jerry!

  15. sadclefan says: Sep 21, 2016 6:15 PM

    Call me crazy but I’m starting to think this guy makes some questionable decisions.

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