Gordon's return to the NFL was under the condition that he stay away from alcohol.
Gordon, Haden and several teammates flew to Las Vegas on a private plane following the regular season. Gordon had several drinks on the flight and was tested by the NFL when the plane landed and was subsequently suspended for the 2015 season
"If I knew he couldn't have a drink, everybody would have tried to ... you know what I'm saying ... it wouldn't have been that," Haden said following Tuesday's OTA, per ESPN. "Josh Gordon, he's a grown man and sometimes you got to know what decisions you make."
Gordon has said he thought the alcohol ban expired at the end of the season. Haden went on to say that he thought the ban was unfair.
"I can tell there's something different with him," Haden said.
Manziel recently completed a stint in rehab and Haden sees a more motivated player and he believes Manziel can be a winner in the NFL.
"He has a second chance," Haden said. "He knows he needs to be in here."
Haden totaled 73 tackles and three interceptions in 2014 and has 16 interceptions with 251 tackles in his five-year career in Cleveland. Haden signed a contract extension before the 2014 season and is under contract through 2019.
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