Josh Gordon'south petition for reinstatement is denied

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 3:27 AM

He may re-apply for reinstatement on Aug. one. The NFL said it'd have number further comment. Gordon, who turns twenty-five on Wednesday, failed a drug test latest month, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

Josh Gordon'south petition for reinstatement is denied

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon'south petition for reinstatement has been denied by the NFL, a league spokesman confirmed Tuesday. He may re-apply for reinstatement on Aug. 1.

The NFL said it'd have number further comment.

Gordon, who turns twenty-five on Wednesday, failed a drug test latest month, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. While the level of marijuana reportedly in his system was below the thirty-five nanogram threshold, the sample was diluted, which is the same as a positive test by the NFL's standards.

The news of Gordon'south failed test came on the heels of sources telling ESPN that Gordon is living with former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel off of Sunset Boulevard. Manziel had told TMZ that he was living with Von Miller. The Denver Broncos linebacker said in an Instagram post Monday that Manziel wasn't living with him, but the quarterback was his "brother" and he's his back.

The Browns map to define Gordon'south future with the team after a decision on his reinstatement. If Gordon is reinstated, coach Color Jackson and director of football operations Sashi Brown would've a lengthy heart-to-heart with him. At that time, the team would judge Gordon'south mindset and create a decision on his future. Though the team could release him at any time, the Browns have number immediate plans to do so.

Earlier Tuesday, a league source told Schefter that Gordon'south reinstatement would be delayed until NFL executive perceive comfortable he's 60-90 days of number "red-flag tests.

The news of Gordon'south reinstatement denial was first reported by Cleveland. com.

Gordon, who's been suspended since latest February, applied to the league for reinstatement earlier this year, formally asking commissioner Roger Goodell to authorize him back.

He was initially suspended for the two thousand fourteen season after testing positive for marijuana. His penalty was later reduced to ten games after the league and NFL Players Organization changed their substance abuse policies.

Gordon also had to sit out the two games in two thousand-thirteenth for a failed drug test, which he accused on taking prescription cough medicine.

After Gordon pleaded guilty to driving while impaired on July five, two thousand fourteen, in Raleigh, N Carolina, he was required to submit to alcohol testing below the third stage of the league'south mandated program.

Gordon said he drank on a flight to Las Vegas a few days after the two thousand fourteen season ended and failed a subsequent test. Gordon had assumed any restrictions ended after the season, but he didn't make clear that with the league.

Gordon also had to sit out the two games in two thousand-thirteenth for a failed drug test, which he accused on taking prescription cough medicine. Gordon led the league with 1.646 yards receiving in two thousand-thirteenth despite that suspension.

Gordon led the league with 1.646 yards receiving in two thousand-thirteenth despite that suspension.

Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon was used in this report.

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