Report: Gordon Failed Three Drug Tests in College

Browns receiver Josh Gordon failed three drug tests while in college, according to Albert Breer of

The first two came at Baylor. The latter, according to these sources, came after charges were dropped in his marijuana-related arrest of 2010, and that led to his dismissal from the Baptist school, which has a reputation for being tough on drugs. That led to his transfer to Utah, where he failed another drug test.

Gordon voluntarily submitted to a drug test prior to Thursday’s supplemental draft, passed it, and the results were made available to all 32 teams. He also took a Wonderlic and posted a respectable score of 24. He’s handled himself well and convinced some that the problems he had in Waco and Salt Lake City are behind him.

“It’s just something where you say, ‘Hey man, put [the marijuana] down’,” said an NFC personnel director. “You never know which way they’ll go when they get here. It’s hard to know how important football is, and how important weed is to the kid. And the environment he goes into is important too. Then, it’s how they mature through the process you put them through.”

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4 Responses to “Report: Gordon Failed Three Drug Tests in College”

  1. dale says:

    ” If you want to succeed, put down the weed! “

  2. Denolakes says:

    I could never figure this one out . . . it is not a performance enhancing drug by any stretch . . . I mean steroids, yeah, it’s strength in a pill and not natural .. . but pot . . .? I mean, if the guy can put up the numbers, who cares . . . ?

    • Dotcommie says:

      It’s the legality. The drugs are all illegal. Growth hormones and steroids that doctors can prescribe are legal and proper for specific medical issues like injury rehab (ironic) and physical handicaps. The steroids that sports players use isn’t the same.

      If they were legal, you’re right, this would be a non-issue.

      • Denolakes says:

        I s’pose. But possession for personal consumption is a minor misdemeanor — like a traffic ticket. Do we suspend for that . . .?

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