On the heels of the original report from Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports that Browns WR Josh Gordon‘s one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy has been upheld, Garafolo now reports, citing a source, that Gordon’s camp is considering suing the NFL.
The action would presumably renew Gordon’s defense-namely that only one of his two samples tested positive-but would seek a preliminary injunction, a remedy that would delay the enactment of the NFL’s suspension during the pendency of the case in court.
This is the only other option available to Gordon if he wants to play this season, as he exhausted all remedies under the CBA.
Naturally, Gordon was very disappointed in the NFL’s decision. In a statement released by the NFL Players Association on his behalf, Gordon said “I am very disappointed that the NFL and its hearing officer didn’t exercise better discretion and judgment in my case.”
If the statement is any indication, he very well may pursue legal recourse.
Last year, Gordon caught 87 receptions for 1,646 yards receiving and and nine touchdowns over the course of 14 games.