Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was suspended for the entire 2015 season, failed an additional drug test in March, FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo reports.
Gordon’s sample tested positive for trace amounts of marijuana, but it was the presence of dilute that triggered the positive test, Garafolo reports.
Gordon applied for reinstatement in January. He sat out all of last season after testing positive for alcohol, which was his third violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. It is not yet clear how the latest test might affect an eventual reinstatement decision by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
At the NFL scouting combine in February, Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said the team was saving a roster space for Gordon.
“We’re very limited in terms of what we can do with communication and contact with Josh,” Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said Thursday at the NFL scouting combine. “Josh, we know, is working out and, by all signs, he’s on the path to come back and be reinstated. It’s a process that the team is not involved with. We will leave that, and I will not comment on that, but Josh is a tremendously talented young man.”
Gordon led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013 but has played in just five games since then. On Monday, ESPN reported he was living with former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.