Report: Josh Gordon issued speeding ticket; Passenger had marijuana

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Some people just never learn, or at least learn who not to hang out with. That's the case with Josh Gordon.

The Cleveland Browns wide receiver was issued a speeding ticket over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Strongsville, according to Matthew Florjancic of WKYC.com.

Making matters worse was that the passenger in his car was issued a citation for possession of marijuana.

According to the citation, Gordon's 2014 grey Mercedes-Benz SUV was clocked going 74 miles an hour in a 60-mile-per-hour zone north of state route 82 on Interstate 71 North at 9:43 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.

Gordon is summoned to appear in court on Wednesday, June 4 to dispute the citation.

"We are gathering information regarding the situation," Browns general manager Ray Farmer said in a statement released by the team. "We will not have any further comment until the appropriate time."

In addition to his speeding ticket, Gordon's passenger was issued a citation for possession of marijuana in an amount under 200 grams during the traffic stop. The marijuana was found in a blue bag with identification, and Gordon's passenger admitted it was theirs on the scene.

Gordon is one of the best in the game when he's on the field, but he's coming dangerously close to never making it back there. He's already facing a season-long suspension for another failed drug test, though why he failed the test remains unknown.

Gordon is believed to be going through the appeals process to reduce the length of his suspension. This latest news certainly isn't going to help sway the appeals committee to show sympathy for Gordon.

The Browns should have drafted a receiver high in this year's draft, as it's becoming painfully obvious they can no longer count on Gordon. Instead though, they didn't select a single receiver, and they're likely rolling out a lineup of Miles Austin, Earl Bennett, Andrew Hawkins and Nate Burleson.

Maybe that's why the Browns are so insistent that Brian Hoyer is their starting quarterback. Rookie Johnny Manziel isn't exactly going into an ideal situation to translate his skills into the NFL.

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