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[July 07, 2014]
(The Sports Xchange) - Cleveland
Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested for driving while impaired
Saturday morning in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to multiple
Raleigh police captain Tommy Klein told ESPN that Gordon was
Gordon, 23, was released on bail.
Browns general manager Ray Farmer said the team is aware of the
arrest and is disappointed. He did not comment further.
Gordon could face a one-year suspension from the NFL for a previous
failed drug test. He was suspended two games last season for
violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Gordon's appeal hearing was set for later this month unless the
league and the NFLPA agree on a reduced suspension before that,
according to NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk.
Gordon pleaded not guilty to a speeding ticket in June. He was
pulled over for driving 74 mph in a 60 mph zone on May 25 and fined
$187. His passenger was cited for possessing less than 200 grams of
Gordon made 87 catches last season with an NFL-high 1,676 yards. He
also scored nine receiving touchdowns.
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The Atlanta Falcons placed wide receiver Drew Davis on the training
camp physically unable to perform list Saturday.
Davis is expected to sidelined for six weeks.
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"Drew felt some discomfort in his foot at the end of minicamp,"
coach Mike Smith said in a statement. "We decided to send him to the
doctors for some evaluations and it was determined he had suffered
an injury that would require a procedure. He recently had the
procedure done and we expect him to miss around six weeks."
The Falcons signed Davis as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2011.
He has 16 catches for 216 yards with three touchdowns in 32 games.
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(Editing by Gene Cherry)
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