May 21, 2014; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) during organized team activities at Cleveland Browns practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Gordon cannot stay out of trouble. Arrested for DWI

Cleveland Browns star WR Josh Gordon cannot stayout of trouble. He is facing a year long suspension for marijuana use already and on Saturday morning he was pulled over for driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone and subsequently arrested for a DWI. Why can’t Josh Gordon play nice?!?

Gordon could be one of the top wide receivers in the game. He showed his playmaking abilities last season finishing at the top of the stats, despite missing a pair of games for another suspension.

What can you do with Gordon? Someone needs to help him! He doesn’t care about the consequences of the way he lives his life off of the field.

He has already been suspended for a year and that didn’t stop him from driving while intoxicated. This is more than football. The kid could be a star and could make a ton of money playing this game, but he is throwing it all away.

The Browns would love to have their playmaker on the field. They would love to have that ability paired up with Johnny Manziel. They are trying to build an identity on offense, but Gordon won’t be part of that mix for a bit. Someone needs to help Josh Gordon.

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  • Alter Ego

    Hey Ernie – I posted this article on :

    The Woe of Josh Gordon

    Posted in the NFL community
    By Paul Hamlyn Analyst

    Earlier this morning, Cleveland WR Josh Gordon was arrested for DWI after being pulled over for speeding 50 mph in a 35 mph zone by Raleigh, NC police.
    DUI/DWI is one of the most violated laws in the USA that results in arrest. Most people cited for this are your every day folks coming home from dinner or a happy hour. They were pulled over for some other reason and the officer smelled alcohol…that is 95% of the cases right there. There are strict penalties for conviction of DUI/DWI – for Gordon, the legal penalty will be small potatoes compared to the possibility of this being a career ending move with the NFL. DWI in Raleigh is driving subject to an impairing substance. In this case, the substance has yet to be released.

    Gordon, 23, was already facing a year long suspension for his 2nd failed drug test in the NFL since arriving in the league in 2012. His appeal to that suspension is scheduled for later in July. He was suspended two games and fined four game checks by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy last year.
    Gordon’s Nfl career skyrocketed to NFL super star status last year. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl and named All Pro after leading the league (playing in 14 games) with 1646 yards receiving on 87 catches. In fact, Gordon’s production led him to be voted by Pro Football’s Writer Association – Player of the Year.

    Only player in NFL history with consecutive 200-yard receiving games in the regular season
    Most receiving yards in four-game span (774) in NFL history
    Most receiving yards in single season (1,646) in Browns history (2013)
    Most receiving yards in single game (261) in Browns history
    Most receptions in a game (14) in Browns history (tied Ozzie Newsome)
    Most 100-yard receiving games in a single season (7) in Browns history (2013)
    In NFL history he is in elite company. This is a break down of most yards receiving in first two years in the league:

    Randy Moss… 2726 …1998-1999
    Jerry Rice……. 2497…. 1985-1986
    Josh Gordon… 2451…..2012-2013
    Torry Holt …….2423…..1999-2000
    AJ Green……. 2407….. 2011-2012

    It is almost certain that the league will banish him for the 2014 season if not more. His rookie contract – 4 year, $5.3 million deal with the Browns was due to expire at the conclusion of the 2015 season. He was headed for a mega rich contract. It may be impossible to gain the trust of any NFL team to sign him if he does get reinstated after his suspension . The risk would be paying for a player that could face permanent expulsion from the league for life with one more infraction.

    Here is the time line of Woe for Gordon:

    October ’10 – Suspended from Baylor after police found Gordon and a team mate sleeping in a car with marijuana at a Taco Bell.

    July ’11 – Suspended from Baylor indefinitely after failing a drug test.

    August ’11 – Transfers to Utah. Forced to sit out season – application for NFL supplemental draft denied for not submitting by deadline

    2012 – Selected by the Cleveland Browns in the second RD of supplemental draft
    June’13 – Suspended two games for violation of NFL’s substance abuse policy.

    May ’13 – NFL announces Gordan’s second violation of substance abuse policy – facing one year suspension.

    May ’13 – Cited for speeding 74 mph in a 60 mph limit – passenger is charged with marijuana possession.

    July ’13 – Arrested for DWI after being stopped speeding 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.

    Hall of Fame players Chris Carter and Irving Fryer had major substance abuse issues early on as well but were able to overcome that and resurrect their careers. That was a different era years ago – different tolerance, different commissioner. I think that Josh Gordan’s playing days in the NFL came to an end this morning.

    Would anyone take a chance on him now ?