The Cleveland Browns may be catching a break with Josh Gordon, at least, they think they might.
Gordon is set to be suspended for the entire 2014 NFL season for what's believed to be a failed drug test, and it didn't help that he was arrested for a DWI this offseason.
Apparently, there's some kind of technicality that could prevent Gordon from missing the entire season, according to ESPN' Chris Mortensen, as recapped by Andrew Renshen:
Today though, word has leaked (via Chris Mortenson on NFL Live) that there may have been an elusive discovery uncovered that "some around the league" think a technicality could get Gordon on the field this season after all.
Information right now is scarce, as this potentially saucy bit of news is all Mortensen provided, but this would be an unexpected escape clause that could have strong ramifications on and off the field. It will be interesting to hear of the fullness and validity of this report.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Gordon will meet with NFL officials Aug. 1 in New York City to determine his fate.
He was suspended two games last season, and though he still went on to lead the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards, the league will have to take into account his past transgressions, including a DWI arrest earlier this month.
Seems like a bit of good news for the Browns....which means bad news has to ensue:
#Browns SS Donte Whitner somersaulted over finish line to end test, then was helped by trainers. Seemed to be OK.— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) July 25, 2014
It doesn't appear Whitner suffered a serious injury.