RALEIGH, N.C. (July 5, 2014) Former Baylor and current Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon has found his way on to the police blotter again. Gordon was arrested early Saturday morning for driving while impaired in Raleigh, North Carolina according to Raleigh police captain Tommy Klein.
In early June, Gordon pleaded not guilty to a speeding ticket. Gordon was stopped for going 74 mph in a 60 mph zone on May 25. He was fined $187. His passenger was cited for possession of less than 200 grams of marijuana.
Gordon could be facing a one-year NFL suspension for another failed drug test. He missed the first two games last season because of suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
According to Pro Football Talk, Gordon's appeal hearing has been set for late July, unless the NFL and NFLPA agree on a reduced suspension before then.
Browns management has been waiting to hear from the NFL before deciding Gordon's future. Cleveland General Manager Ray Farmer found out about the arrest hours after it happened.
"We are aware of the matter and are disappointed to learn of this situation. We will comment further at the appropriate time," Farmer said in a statement.
Gordon's agent Drew Rosenhaus said he had no comment about the arrest.
Gordon entered the league out of Baylor with a history of substance-abuse issues. Gordon is known to have failed at least three drug tests in college, but the Browns were willing to overlook his past when they selected him in the second round of the supplemental draft in 2012.
Gordon led the NFL with 1,646 yards receiving last season. He scored nine touchdowns.