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Josh Gordon’s soul-bearing explanation did little to pander the mercy of the NFL hammer that determined his fate. The Cleveland Browns are regretfully sending their best offensive asset back on the street after he failed yet another drug test.

“As we have conveyed, we are disappointed to once again be at this point with Josh,” The Browns general manager Ray Farmer stated. “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 National 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.”

The suspension comes after it was discovered that Gordon violated the terms of the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse after he was busted with a DUI at the top of the season. He also was kept his name in the media for willfully working at a Cleveland area car dealership to keep his nose clean. No word as of yet but maybe he’ll settle into the world of sports journalism after his insightful piece for The Cauldron.

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