Fooch's update: Sounds like it might be alcohol, not marijuana.
As @AdamSchefter reports, Josh Gordon is facing one-year suspension. Per source, Gordon tested positive for alcohol.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 25, 2015
You have GOT to be kidding me.
Browns WR Josh Gordon flunked another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year banishment, per league sources. More on ESPN @ 6 pm.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 25, 2015
While I do think the NFL's marijuana policy is fairly stupid, I also am amazed that Gordon would once again put himself in a position to fail a drug test. He previously faced a year-long suspension after an arrest for driving while impaired. An adjustment to the NFL's drug policy saw the suspension reduced to ten games. This latest failed drug test would result in the one-year suspension.
Back in September, there was a report the 49ers and Browns talked about a trade for Gordon. And I do know that people have suggested the 49ers should be looking into a deal for Gordon. I suppose Baalke could decide he is still worth a risk, and if Gordon was released by the Browns at some point, maybe he is. Teams will almost always take a risk on talent, so I have to think someone will give Gordon another chance. There is no doubt he is an incredibly talented wide receiver. If the Browns release him, how soon after the one-year suspension does Gordon get another shot?