Josh Gordon drug test failed

Sean Callaghan, Sports Reporter

Suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon failed a drug test last month, according to multiple reports.

Fox Sports, which first reported the news, cited a source informed of the test results that Gordon’s sample was positive for marijuana and dilute. Both Gordon’s “A” and “B” samples were positive for marijuana and dilute. According to the report, the level of marijuana in the wide receiver’s system was below the 35 nanogram threshold, but the diluted sample is the same as a positive test by the NFL’s standards.

Gordon took to Twitter shortly after the reports surfaced and appeared unconcerned.

Both the NFL and the Browns refused to comment. A league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Gordon’s potential reinstatement will be delayed until NFL officials feel comfortable he has 60-90 days of no “red-flag tests.” There has been increasing concern within the Browns’ organization about whether Gordon will be reinstated, a source told Schefter.

Gordon, who has been suspended since last February, applied to the league for reinstatement earlier this year, formally asking commissioner Roger Goodell to allow him back. At the NFL’s owners meetings last month, Browns coach Hue Jackson and director of football operations Sashi Brown said the team needed to have a conversation with Gordon if he was reinstated to determine his frame of mind before deciding whether he would be back with the Browns.

Gordon, 24, made the Pro Bowl in 2013 when he led the league with 1,646 yards receiving despite playing just 14 games. Gordon also had nine touchdowns that season.

However, he hasn’t been able to stay out of trouble.

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