Read the official statements on Josh Gordon being suspended from the NFL and the Cleveland Browns below.
Statement by an NFL Spokesperson on Josh Gordon:
“Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns has been suspended without pay for at least one year for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Gordon’s suspension begins immediately.”
[Note: The NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse is posted on nflmedia.com. From the home page, click on “Resources” and then “About the NFL.”]
Statement from Cleveland Browns General Manager Ray Farmer on Josh Gordon
“As we have conveyed, we are disappointed to once again be at this point with Josh. Throughout his career we have tried to assist him in getting support like we would with any member of our organization. Unfortunately our efforts have not resonated with him. It is evident that Josh needs to make some substantial strides to live up to the positive culture we are trying to build this football team upon. Our hope is that this suspension affords Josh the opportunity to gain some clarity in determining what he wants to accomplish moving forward and if he wants a career in the Nation Football League. We will have no further comment on Josh as he will not be permitted in our facility for the duration of his suspension.”