Cleveland Browns' Worst Fears Being Realized with Josh Gordon

Jason Miller

The Cleveland Browns offseason took a turn for the worst when they learned Josh Gordon was going to be suspended for the entire 2014 season. Gordon failed his second drug test since joining the NFL, meaning he's automatically banned for one year.

That, coupled with his recent DWI arrest, could end his career. While Gordon clearly has a problem with drugs and possibly alcohol, he can't seem to catch a break at this point.

According to WNCN.com, Gordon admitted to drinking three vodka drinks prior to being pulled over. His blood alcohol level was .09 at the time of his arrest, just above North Carolina's legal limit of .08. One extra drink was all it took this time for Gordon to find himself in even more trouble than he was before.

The sad thing is, this is exactly what the Browns were fearing once they learned of his potential suspension.

Sources close to Gordon have told Cleveland.com they're concerned that if he's away from the team for a year and away from his support system, that he'll have a tough time making it back into the NFL. The sources point to Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon, the former first-round pick, who was suspended indefinitely in November of 2013 for violating the substance abuse policy and isn't expected to be re-instated in 2014.

One of the NFL's best receivers, Gordon decimated nearly every opponent he faced en route to 1,646 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in just 14 games. He became the first player in NFL history to have consecutive 200-yard receiving games, and was named First-Team All-Pro.

As talented as he is, Gordon can miss the 2014 season and still be one of the game's top receivers in 2015. At this point though, he's damaged his chances of even playing that soon.

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