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Update: Josh Gordon Ruling Could Come Today



Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that there are “rumblings” that a ruling in the Josh Gordon appeals case could be handed down at some point Wednesday.

Well have more updates regarding Gordon as the news is available.


According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Browns are reportedly “baffled as to why Josh Gordon ruling has taken so long.”

  • Schefter adds that the team is also frustrated over where it could leave them and Gordon next season as he could end up missing all of training camp.
  • Schefter’s sources mentioned that there would be an “extreme amount of frustration” within the organization if Gordon was suspended for an entire year after the process has dragged out this long.

Pro Football Talk reports that the a decision regarding Gordon’s suspension is expected to be coming soon.

Albert Breer of the NFL Network mentioned that one theory going around is that the arbitrator ruling in this case would prefer for the two sides to reach an agreement on a settlement, rather than make the call himself.

Once the hearing concluded, reports indicated that a ruling was expected to come in a “reasonable time,” but it looks like it’s going to take at least a few weeks before we know how many games Gordon will miss.

In the event that the league’s yer-long suspension stands, it would actually benefit Gordon to start serving it right now, as this would give him a shot at being back in time for at least part of the 2015 preseason.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer previously reported that the Browns are bracing themselves for Gordon to receive “at least” an eight-game suspension.

Gordon and his attorney’s maintain that his positive test was triggered by second-hand smoke and point to the fact that he has passed 70 drug tests since 2012.

Last year, Gordon caught 87 receptions for 1,646 yards receiving and and nine touchdowns over the course of 14 games.


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