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Report: Josh Gordon appeal set for late July

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

We're still waiting to hear on Josh Gordon's punishment. (USATSI)
We're still waiting to hear on Josh Gordon's punishment. (USATSI)

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Thanks to a tremendously-impressive news dump in the late afternoon before a major American holiday weekend -- this guy was suspended and so was this guy and this guy also -- we might have expected finally to hear about the fate of Browns receiver Josh Gordon.

It wasm all the way back in May when it was reported that Gordon could be facing a year-long suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, and since then, we've heard nothing from the NFL relating to an appeals hearing, much to the Browns' chagrin.

But according to PFT, the appeal for Gordon has been set for late July unless the league and the NFLPA can agree upon a reduced punishment beforehand.

Either way, Cleveland would like to know what's going on with its star receiver.

"There's certainly a level of frustration because we've known the news for so long," Browns coach Mike Pettine said last month. "It's just a holding pattern and I understand that the league has a process that they have to go through and there's other things that they're dealing with and we respect that. But at the same time it is difficult because it really will affect our preparation for the season ... We're prepared for all of the eventualities, but the waiting is difficult."

The waiting, it appears, will go on for a little while longer.

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