The NFL has issued it’s ruling on Josh Gordon’s appeal and they will not be overturning his suspension. The Browns wide receiver has been suspended indefinitely due to violating the league’s drug and substance abuse policy. According to a league spokesman, Gordon’s eligibility for reinstatement will be determined after the 2014 season.
Gordon argued that second hand marijuana smoke was the cause for his most recent failed drug test, but NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson apparently wasn’t convinced. Last year, Gordon was suspended for failing a league drug test for at least the second time. The cause for that failed test according to Gordon was because he ingested cough syrup that contained codeine.
Adam Schefter reports that Gordon will miss all of training camp next year as well. The wide receiver issued a statement regarding the news. “I am very disappointed that the NFL and its hearing office didn’t exercise better discretion and judgment in my case.”