Report: Josh Gordon failed another drug test

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Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon failed another league-administered drug test last month, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reported Monday.

Citing a source with knowledge of test results, the report said a sample collected from Gordon in early March tested positive for marijuana and dilute. Though the report said the amount of marijuana the test revealed was below the 35 nanograms per milliliter required for a positive test, the diluted sample is considered a positive test.

Gordon applied for reinstatement in February. He was suspended for at least a year in early 2015 after testing positive for alcohol, a violation of rules set forth by the NFL stemming from a previous suspension.

Garafolo’s report said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to rule on Gordon’s request for reinstatement, which Gordon made in February. Though another failed test doesn’t necessarily mean Goodell will deny Gordon’s request, it certainly can’t help his case. This news also might explain why the NFL has not announced a decision on Gordon’s quest for reinstatement.

Gordon’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, declined comment to Garafolo.

Earlier Monday, ESPN reported that Gordon has been living in Los Angeles with former teammate and noted maker of solid decisions Johnny Manziel.

Gordon led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013 despite missing the season’s first two games due to an NFL suspension. He served a 10-game suspension to start 2014 and caught 24 passes for 303 yards in five games; he was suspended by the Browns for the season finale for a violation of team rules.

105 responses to “Report: Josh Gordon failed another drug test

  1. I don’t get it….I thought people used drugs and alcohol to forget how crappy their life was. Why does a millionaire football player still need that escape?

  2. Josh Gordon’s career reminds me of that time I won the Powerball but for some reason I cut my ticket up by accident… But somehow I was able to tape it all back together… until I set it on fire making sure I could never cash it in.

  3. a sample collected from Gordon in early March tested positive for marijuana and dilute.
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    The league didn’t report it was marijuana. Gordon didn’t make his test results public. For all we know he’s addicted to crack. he says it’s pot because he knows all the millennials will feel sorry for him. At least these guys gave up the adderall defense.

  4. “This news also might explain why the NFL has not announced a decision on Gordon’s quest for reinstatement.”

    Might also go a long way towards explaining why the NFLPA hasn’t been making serious noise about them dragging their feet.
    Another $50M talent with a 50¢ head, it’s a damn shame.

  5. If smoking pot is more important to him than having a career in the NFL so be it.

    I just hope he planned accordingly, by saving a bunch of money or has another source of income he plans on using.

  6. Looks like the only way he’ll be playing with Manziel will be in the State Penitentiary league.

  7. I guess weed is more important than fame and fortune.
    In five years when he’s broke and down and out, I hope he realizes what could have been.

  8. Gordon needs to be locked up in a detox facility until such time that he no longer poses a threat to himself and others.

    It’s obvious this guy will never play in the NFL again, but that isn’t important. He needs serious help, or we’ll end up reading about him in the obituaries.

    As to the report saying Gordon and Manziel had been living together, I don’t know if that’s true or not. But if it is, they’re both over the deep edge.

  9. I can’t judge Josh Gordon because addiction is a real issue, but at the same time, he’s throwing away his career. I bet they create a 30 for 30 about him titled “Up in Smoke”.

  10. It makes me sick that he can might never play another game and he still walks away with more money than hard working people could make in 10 lifetimes.
    We all pay his salary because we pay overinflated prices for goods needing to recoop ad costs, beer, food , parking etc!

  11. Dude could’ve been a top 3 WR. He couldn’t quit the “harmless” drug though.

  12. Its insane that week is still on the league’s banned substances at this point.

    If the NFLPA doesn’t get it removed in the next cba negotiations the entire leadership should be fired.

  13. Looks like the league knew what they were doing when they held off on the reinstatement. So much for all you fantasy boys hiding behind “truth, justice” and whatever other bs line you thought would get him back in time for your fantasy draft.

  14. I disagree with everyone who keeps saying Weed does not harm others. They obviously didn’t have Josh Gordon on their leagues’ fantasy team……It hurts, man.

  15. As a Browns fan I’m so sick and tired of hearing about this guy. The hell with him. He doesn’t want to play in the NFL. Let him become the fastest cashier at McDonalds. Who the hell cares anymore. They say “it’s about the person” not the football player. He’s had everything at his disposal to stay within the rules and he can’t do it. Just leave.

  16. He could have been a Pro Bowl player but he chose to be a joke instead. Not what I would have chosen.

  17. The NFL would be so much better this year with Justin Blackmon, Josh Gordon, Martavus Bryant, et al. Get it together WRs.

  18. Time to flush the proverbial toilet on josh and johnny. I hope he enjoyed that herb more than millions of dollars because he traded one for the other.

  19. So many winners lately in the dumb football player of the day contest. Congratulations Josh…again. You’re a multi-time champ at this. Smoke up dude.

  20. The guy likes weed. He isn’t hurting anyone, like that dope from Dallas who beats women..
    Time to adjust the rules to be more in line with the 21st century.

  21. I really like watching this guy play football particularly at the NFL level. Its sad he just cant give this stuff up for a few years and have a great career. I cant judge because I smoked pot for the last 10 years of my life daily. At the same time I dropped it for 6 months for a job. A job that only pays me 40k a year. If you cant stop sparkin the reefer for millions you got a serious problem.

  22. This is actually sad despite it being his fault. People like to laugh and joke and sling mud but he has a family to support and kids and fans that looked up to him. It would be nice to see a little empathy.

  23. The NBA does test for weed. They’ve suspended several players for it. The threshold for weed is a lot higher in the NBA. You can smoke more before a positive test is triggered.

  24. I’m withholding judgment until we see the FACTS. The facts besides that on 1 of his 100+ tests, he was UNDER the NFL’s 35 ng limit.

    Interesting timing, NFL. I’m sure this has nothing to do with Josh giving Goodell the figurative middle fingetr by associating with John Manziel.

    I’m sure it had nothing to do with that, right Raj?

  25. Time to move on from football and to a state where you can legally smoke weed.

    The NFL and FEDs need to get with the program. Holding the country back.

  26. If this guy hasn’t realized that drugs are not really worth it in the long run, then he will have to learn to live with his life-style choices.

  27. Until the collective bargaining agreement comes back, the rules are the rules. The NFLPA negotiated with the NFL on banned substances, and well he flunked. People making excuses for him, must be lucky being able to goto WORK in the private or public sector intoxicated.

    No one is entitled to employment, after breaking a contract.

  28. Weed may not be a big deal but if a person cannot abstain for the sake of making millions of dollars per year then I’d say said person has a serious issue.

  29. Justin Blackmon, Johnny Manziel, and Josh Gordon are playing catch in the local penitentiary yard. A guard walks up and says…..finish this one for me people!!!

  30. footballace says:
    Apr 11, 2016 6:29 PM

    I can’t judge Josh Gordon because addiction is a real issue, but at the same time, he’s throwing away his career. I bet they create a 30 for 30 about him titled “Up in Smoke”.

    Or they could make a movie called “Up in Smoke 2′ but instead of starring Cheech and Chong it could be starring Josh and Johnny.

  31. Can the nfl network please do a reality tv show on those two living together! They can call it the long road back, or always someone’s fault, or wasted talent and chances

  32. I can’t be the only one of us picturing Gordon doing an Afroman cover right now

    I mighta got reinstated but then I got high

    Might have gone to the hall of fame too but then I got high

    Now I’m stayin’ unemployed and I know why…

    because I got high…
    because I got high…
    because I got high

  33. Haha… that picture is hysterical! He should get a pic with Kapernik both wearing flat brim hats!

  34. Hahaha I punked Josh Gordon when he was in college at Utah. While visiting family in Salt Lake City UT, we were at our campground when this clown showed up and started acting like he owned the place. We ignored him until he came over to us, talking about how he was going to “whoop on everyone” for not giving him “respect.” Him being 6’3″ 225 lbs. and me 6’9″ 280 lbs. I put him in his place very quickly. I’m just glad the guy who took a video of the incident deleted it right away instead of putting it out in cyberspace.

  35. browningsnagle says:
    Apr 11, 2016 7:57 PM

    Justin Blackmon 2.0

    ————

    Josh Gordon 10.0

  36. I’m not going to bash him for smoking weed, but when you decide to toke up and your fighting for reinstatement, knowing that one slip up could mean your career…I have a tough time feeling sympathetic. Plus, dudes got like 7% body fat, unless he is heavily smoking that stuff should be out of his system in a few days tops.

  37. Gordon CLEARLY cares little about the rules & refuses to take resonsibilty for his actions. He thinks he’s the victim which is delusional. If he can’t hold himself accountable to himself, he needs to do it for his teammates …..

  38. “Earlier Monday, ESPN reported that Gordon has been living in Los Angeles with former teammate and noted maker of solid decisions Johnny Manziel.”

    Awesome – we needed another “Dumb & Dumber” sequel.

  39. First I believe MJ should be legal, however, those that say it’s safer and not addictive are glossing over reality- example; This Guy can’t stop using for Millions of dollars, even though he knows he’s going to be tested. Substance abuse comes in all forms and from all types of substance’s. MJ is just another type of drug to escape reality, it’s why you need to constantly escape, that’s the real problem, the drug is just a vehicle to escape in. Some take short trips, others like cross country trips…

  40. I’m sure he isn’t addicted though, because marijuana isn’t an addictive substance – so potheads constantly say, as they blaze up for the 12th time that day. “I’d rather bake my brain for an hour or two right now than make $10 million over the next year… but I don’t have a problem.”

    LOL!!!!

  41. Josh Gordon is a big moron, but so are you. this guy was supplemental draft player, he was basically getting Practice Squad money, not millions of dollars. Practice Squad money is what the average user of this board makes

    pkrlvr says:
    Apr 11, 2016 6:22 PM

    I don’t get it….I thought people used drugs and alcohol to forget how crappy their life was. Why does a millionaire football player still need that escape?

  42. Personally, I don’t use the maryjane, even though I live in a state where it is legal for adults to use recreationally. So lets cut the B.S. If anyone ever said marijuana wasn’t addictive, they meant physically addictive, as opposed to mentally addictive. Subtle difference anti-everything morons.

  43. Shame for Josh he isn’t playing in yellow & black; he’d be playing already…… wait, check that……if he was playing in yellow & black he probably wouldn’t’ve got suspended in the first place…….

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