Raleigh, NC, United States (4E Sports) – The saga involving Cleveland Browns beleaguered wide receiver Josh Gordon took another turn as he was arrested for DWI, according to the Raleigh Police Department.
“We are aware of the matter and are disappointed to learn of this situation,” Browns Ray Farmer said in a statement. “We will comment further at the appropriate time.”
The incident happened while the Pro Bowler was awaiting word on his potentially lengthy suspension for a positive drug test.
Gordon’s suspension appeal hearing will be held at the end of July. That appeal could be nixed if the NFL and NFL Players Association strike a deal on a reduced suspension for Gordon.
However, this arrest certainly clouds the future for last year’s league-leading receiver.
The 23-year-old was suspended two games and fined four game checks by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy last year. He also failed at least one marijuana test at Baylor, leading to an indefinite ban.
Browns training camp starts on July 26, meaning Gordon could potentially participate in team workouts while waiting for his appeal to be heard.