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09/20/14 - WR Josh Gordon's year-long suspension was reduced to 10 games on the heels of the NFL and NFLPA approving a new substance-abuse policy Friday.
Gordon will be eligible to return against the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 23 provided he meets the terms of the new policy.
He also will be allowed to return to the Browns' facility to condition and take part in meetings. He is not allowed to practice until the week before the Atlanta game.
"I'm happy that the NFLPA and NFL worked hard to agree on a new Substances of Abuse policy,'' Gordon said in a statement released by the NFLPA. "I'm very thankful to my union for fighting for a significant reduction in my suspension. I'm glad I can go to the facility during my suspension. I look forward to going to meetings, working out individually, and learning from my coaches and teammates. I can't wait until game 11 to get back on the field!"
The Cleveland Plain Dealer also reported the league is not expected to add any punishment for a recent DWI conviction.
If Gordon fails another test, he could be suspended indefinitely.
Gordon, who was suspended two games in 2013, led the NFL with 1,646 yards and became the first player in NFL history with back-to-back 200-yard receiving games.
09/16/14 - WR Josh Gordon entered a guilty plea Tuesday in Raleigh, N.C., to a driving while impaired charge that occurred during the July 4 weekend.
As part of the sentence, Gordon received 12 months of unsupervised probation and was ordered to pay court costs of $290 and a $100 fine, the Wake County Clerk of Court told CBSSports.com.
Gordon is serving a season-long suspension from the NFL for repeated violations of its substance abuse policy that could be reduced to 10 games when a final agreement is reached on the league's new policy.
However, the DWI could result in an additional two-game suspension under the league's potential new guidelines for driving under the influence arrests. It's also possible that part of the agreement will not apply retroactively.
Gordon was arrested in Raleigh for speeding and DWI while driving a car owned by Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Hairston. The speeding charge was voluntarily dismissed.
08/27/14 - WR Josh Gordon was suspended for one year by the NFL on Wednesday for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Gordon will not be eligible to return to any team activity for an entire year. He will have to apply for reinstatement following the season.
Gordon, 23, acknowledged that the league upheld his suspension in a statement released by the NFL Players Association.
"I'd like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans," Gordon said in the statement. "I am very disappointed that the NFL and its hearing office didn't exercise better discretion and judgment in my case. I would like to sincerely thank the people who have been incredibly supportive of me during this challenging time, including my family, my agent, my union, my legal team, and the Cleveland Browns staff."
Gordon met with league arbitrator Harold Henderson in New York to appeal the suspension on Aug. 4.
The league confirmed the suspension with a statement:
"Appeals officer Harold Henderson has upheld the suspension for the 2014 NFL season of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. The suspension is effective immediately."
Gordon tested positive for marijuana during the offseason, a violation of conditions required as a repeat offender. Gordon hired lawyer Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing. Suh argued the positive test was the result of second-hand smoke. Gordon has been tested nearly 70 times and passed every test but this particular one, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.
Gordon led the league in receiving yards last season with 1,646 despite missing two games for violating the substance-abuse policy.
08/24/14 - WR Josh Gordon did not play against the Rams on Saturday night in a game the Browns lost, 33-14. They are waiting to learn from the league on a likely suspension of Gordon for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
"Knowing that the decision is looming - that we're fairly certain that we're not going to have him for a minimum of some part of the year - we wanted to make sure that we were getting repetitions with the guys that are going to be out there early," head coach Mike Pettine said. "It wasn't anything from a punishment standpoint or anything like that. It was just common sense."
Gordon, who led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards last season, is also battling an abdominal injury.
08/12/14 - WRs Josh Gordon (abdomen) and Nate Burleson (hamstring) missed practice Tuesday.