Everyone has been wondering when embattled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will meet with the NFL regarding his one-year suspension, and apparently a date has finally been set as Adam Schefter is now reporting that Gordon will meet with league officials in New York City on August 1.
Browns WR Josh Gordon is scheduled to meet in NYC with NFL officials regarding 1-year suspension he faces on Fri, Aug. 1, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2014
It was found back in May that Gordon had failed a second drug test, which caused the suspension in the first place. But since then, he has done little to help himself in showing the NFL that he doesn’t deserve to be suspended.
Back over the Fourth of July weekend, Gordon was pulled over and arrested on a DWI charge while driving the car that belonged to another troubled professional athlete, Charlotte Hornets draft pick P.J. Hairston. You would think that any chance he had at reducing the suspension went out the window with that incident.
But still, he will meet with commissioner Roger Goodell and try to state his case anyway, which could be a long shot.
Gordon is coming off a season in which he was the most productive wide receiver in the NFL, and the Browns have stated as training camp gets underway that they will not cut Gordon, even if he is suspended for the duration of the year.