Josh Gordon banned for 2015 season

Cleveland Browns will be without the services of wide receiver Josh Gordon for the 2015 season after his second alcohol infringement.

Gordon was suspended (without pay) by the NFL from consuming alcohol after pleading guilty to driving while impaired last July.  He tested positive again last month for what he called “a one-off session of moderate alcohol consumption on a private jet.”

“We are disappointed with Josh,” said Browns General Manager Ray Farmer.           

Farmer continued, “Throughout Josh’s career we have tried to assist him in getting support like we would with any member of our organisation – unfortunately our efforts have not resonated with him.”

The suspension is the latest in a list of violations by the 23-year-old who led the NFL in receiving in 2013.  Gordon was banned for two games in 2013 after failing a drug test and also for the first 10 games of 2014 after testing positive for marijuana.             

He returned for five games and caught 24 passes for 303 yards. In three years and 35 games with the Browns, he has 161 receptions, 2,754 yards and 14 touchdowns. 

Intervention anyone ?