Josh Gordon suspended by Browns for violating team rules
Josh Gordon has been suspended by the Cleveland Browns for a violation of team rules.
The Cleveland Browns have suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon for violating team rules, the team announced on Twitter Saturday. Gordon’s spot on the roster is now occupied by wide receiver Phil Bates. It’s unclear why Gordon was suspended, as the team did not include this in the announcement.
Gordon, along with quarterback Johnny Manziel, was absent from the team’s walkthrough on Saturday, according to Mike Silver of the NFL Network. It’s unclear if he was suspended due to that absence, or if he was absent because he’d already been informed that he is suspended.
Whatever the case, Gordon will now end the 2014-15 season the same way he started it: suspended. Gordon was suspended for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy at the beginning of the season, and missed 10 games after his suspension was reduced under the league’s revised drug policy. He was originally suspended for a full year.
He also missed two games due to a suspension in 2013, also due to a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. Gordon has had a couple big games since returning, but will finish this season with 24 receptions for 303 yards and no touchdowns in five appearances.