Former BU Receiver Gordon Seeks Chance In NFL

(July 10, 2012) -- Former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon hopes an NFL team takes a chance on him in the NFL Supplemental Draft on Thursday.

Gordon worked out in front of representatives from 21 teams at his pro day Tuesday.

Gordon left Baylor after being suspended for violating an unspecified team rule by head coach Art Briles prior to the 2011 season. The Houston native said the suspension was for a failed drug test. Gordon then transferred to Utah but had to leave the school for the supplemental draft for financial reasons.

"It (suspension at Baylor) was due to a failed marijuana test," Gordon told the Houston Chronicle after working out at the Houston Texans' facility Tuesday. "It was against school policy, of course, and I was (suspended) in the summer. I've definitely put that part of my life behind me. I don't plan to ever go back there. It was a difficult time, but I learned from it, and I've moved on."

Gordon told the Chronicle that he has tried to be as honest as possible with scouts and said he was "appreciative" of Tuesday's large turnout that featured six teams with multiple representatives.


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