Gordon’s attorneys released a statement Wednesday regarding the situation.
“Mr. Gordon immediately made himself available to the Court when he was informed that his presence had been previously required,” attorneys Kevin Spellacy and Walter Edwards wrote in a statement released by the Browns. “He attended court [Wednesday] and a hearing was held.”
According to Ferrise, this case stems from a complaint that was made in juvenile court back in July of last year that Gordon is the father of her one-year-old daughter. Lockhart is seeking child support from Gordon.
Gordon was ordered to provide a DNA sample to the court by Sept. 25 of last year, but never did so. Gordon also skipped a hearing on Aug. 31, which led to prosecutors requesting an arrest warrant be issued.
Gordon is currently suspended for the first four weeks of the 2016 season.
Gordon, 25, is a former second-round supplemental pick of the Browns back in 2012. He would have had just one more year remaining on his four-year, $5.342 million rookie contract that$3.8 million included guaranteed had he not been suspended during the 2014 season.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Gordon will be a restricted free agent in 2017, as he was limited to appearing in just five games during the 2014 season, due to a 10-game suspension coupled and a one-game suspension imposed by the Browns.
Gordon will have just three accrued NFL seasons by the start of free agency next year. In order to become an unrestricted free agent, a player needs four accrued seasons of NFL experience.
In 2014, Gordon appeared in five games and caught 24 passes for 303 yards receiving, but didn’t score a touchdown.