Browns Receiver Josh Gordon Arrested for DWI in North Carolina
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh, bringing the troubled Pro Bowler’s already cloudy future into more doubt.
Gordon was taken into custody after being pulled over for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on U.S. 70 in northwest Raleigh, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
Gordon was released on bail. Court records did not list an attorney.
The 23-year-old wide receiver has been in trouble before off the field. He was suspended two games last season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, but still led the league with 1,646 yards receiving.
Gordon reportedly failed another drug test during the offseason, which could lead to a season-long ban. In May, he was ticketed for speeding and a passenger in his car was cited for marijuana possession. He pleaded not guilty. Gordon was at team’s recent mini-camp, but has declined interviews.
Browns management has been waiting to hear from the NFL before deciding Gordon’s future.
Gordon entered the league out of Baylor with a history of substance-abuse issues. Gordon is known to have failed at least three drug tests in college, but the Browns were willing to overlook his past when they selected him in the second round of the supplemental draft in 2012.