Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is already preparing to fight a year-long suspension from the NFL for another failed drug test and the NFL’s receiving leader of a year ago is fighting another charge as Gordon is fighting his recent violation for speeding.
Gordon was pulled over for going 74 mph in a 60 mph zone on May 25th in Strongsville, Ohio where the police offficers found pot in Gordon’s Mercedes. The passenger, Terrell McKenzie was cited for marijuana possession, which is the same drug Gordon has been known to smoke on more than one occasion as he has a history of failed tests dating back to when he was dismissed from the Baylor Bears before entering the NFL’s supplemental draft.
He could have paid a $187 fine and been done with it, but Gordon has his lawyer in court earlier this week to enter a not-guilty plea on his behalf with no future court date scheduled as of yet.
With all that Gordon has to deal with in regard to an appeal of his year-long suspension you would think the talented receiver would just pay the ticket, especially considering he makes $1.3 million per year. Then again, Gordon hasn’t shown to demonstrate the best judgment in his NFL career or even in college, so this is par for the course.
Gordon recorded 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns last season in only 14 games. The numbers were all career-highs and just think how much higher they would have been had he not been suspended the first two games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.