New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh
Gordon had his suspension reduced to 10 games after the NFL and the NFL
Players Association announced Friday the finalized agreement to changes in
their substance abuse and performance enhancing substances policies.
Gordon has already served two games of his penalty and will be eligible to
return in Week 12 for a road game against the Atlanta Falcons.
“We are aware of the new NFL policy related to the reduction of Josh Gordon’s
suspension to 10 games,” Browns general manager Ray Farmer said. “We will
continue to support and work with him under the NFL guidelines throughout this
process. Our team’s focus right now remains on preparing for Sunday’s game
against the Baltimore Ravens.”
Gordon pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while impaired stemming from
an arrest in North Carolina in July.
Due to the new policy, free agent wide receiver LaVon Brazill will be eligible
to return after 10 games. Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos, Orlando Scandrick
of the Dallas Cowboys and Stedman Bailey of the St. Louis Rams were eligible
to return to their teams this week.