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Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns found himself in even more trouble, over the 4th of July Weekend Gordon was arrested on a DUI Charge in North Carolina. Gordon currently is facing a potential yearlong suspension for a marijuana charge in May. According to ProFooballTalk.com, Gordon planned to appeal the ruling in late July to get the number of games reduced, but his chances of winning that appeal are virtually zero after this additional incident.
In 2006, Gordon was convicted of a felony for accessing a computer for fraudulent purposes. Gordan also rented the car that former North Carolina basketball player P.J. Hairston drove when he was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession in Durham, North Carolina, in June 2013. Charges were dropped, but it was later found that Hairston accepted so many cars paid for by Gordon that he was dismissed from the Tar Heels.
He was suspended four games last season, which he attributed to using codeine. On appeal, that was reduced to two games not playing and two games played without pay.
In early June, Gordon pleaded not guilty to a speeding ticket. He was stopped for going 74 mph in a 60 mph zone on May 25. He was fined $187. His passenger was cited for possession of less than 200 grams of marijuana.
He had 87 catches for 1,646 yards last season and became the first player in NFL history to have consecutive 200-yard receiving games.
Gordon also was suspended twice while at Baylor, the second time indefinitely after failing a drug test. He transferred to Utah, where he sat out the 2011 season. After being taken by the Browns in the supplemental draft, he admitted to failing a drug test at Utah as well.
Gordon has a list of troubles & the NFL will come down hard on him, but Gordon himself has to get right, get around the right people & get cleaned up. Gordon is too talented as a NFL receiver to be acting like an extreme trouble maker.
Indianapolis Colts linebacker and former Cleveland Browns team captain D’Qwell Jackson recalls multiple occasions when he tried to help troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon & put this message on his Twitter Account: “If you’re close to Josh Gordon please help this kid, it’s not about football anymore it’s about picking up the pieces of his life.”
Gordon’s professional life is on the line, but also his life is up for grabs, as Gordon needs help from the people around him & from himself to fight the biggest fight of his life, more than a NFL Game on Sunday Afternoon.