Report: Josh Gordon given speeding ticket, passenger cited for pot

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Josh Gordon was pulled over for speeding during Memorial Day weekend. (USATSI)
Josh Gordon was pulled over for speeding during Memorial Day weekend. (USATSI)

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With Browns receiver Josh Gordon on the precipice of a league-mandated suspension that could cost him the entire 2014 season after failing another drug test, the Cleveland standout who led the league in receiving yards last year despite a two-game suspension can't seem to stay out of trouble.

Gordon was issued a speeding ticket on Memorial Day, according to WKCY, after police say he was caught driving 74 mph in a 60 mph zone. During the stop, a passenger in Gordon's Mercedes was issued a citation for possession of marijuana.

Police say the marijuana was found in a blue bag, and the passenger admitted that it belonged to that person.

"We are gathering information regarding the situation," the team said in a statement released to multiple media outlets. "We will not have any further comment until the appropriate time."

It was reported earlier this week that Gordon is in Stage 3 of the league's drug program. That means a violation of the NFL's policy would keep him from playing for at least a year. Gordon has appealed the suspension for now.

"We have to build this team so that no one player drives the ship," coach Mike Pettine said earlier this month. "That we can be insulated losing players for extended periods of time potentially is part of the game. Successful franchises are the ones that have enough depth built and enough options to account for it."

Gordon is due to be in court June 4 to answer the speeding citation.

 
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