Josh Gordon has found himself in hot water once again with the NFL after being arrested and charged with DWI over the Fourth of July weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Gordon, already facing a substantial suspension by the league for reportedly failing a drug test in May, was pulled over for speeding before registering a BAC of .09 (.08 is the legal limit in North Carolina.
Gordon was supposed to meet with the NFL this week in an effort to hopefully get his looming suspension for the positive drug test reduced.
To make matters even more interesting, Gordon was driving a car registered to P.J. Hairston according to WRAL.com. Hairston was drafted by the Miami Heat with the No. 26 overall pick two weeks ago before being traded to the Charlotte Hornets the night of the draft.
Hairston got into a little trouble himself over the weekend after reportedly punching a 17-year old during a pick-up basketball game. He missed all of last season playing for the North Carolina Tar Heels after it was revealed he had amassed numerous unpaid parking tickets on the campus in Chapel Hill in a car that was registered to Hadyn "Fats" Thomas.
It was Thomas, a convicted felon who lives in the Triangle area of North Carolina, who paid the $500 bond for Gordon.
Gordon led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards last season despite missing two games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
But it looks increasingly apparent that he won't see the field this season after this latest arrest.
General Manager Ray Farmer was disappointed to learn of Gordon's recent mishap.
"We are aware of the matter and are disappointed to learn of this situation," Farmer said in a statement. "We will comment further at the appropriate time."
D'Qwell Jackson, Cleveland's captain last season and now a linebacker with the Indianapolis Colts, expressed concern for his former teammate on Twitter over the weekend by saying:
"If you're close to Josh Gordon please help this kid, it's not about football anymore it's about picking up the pieces of his life."
Gordon has 137 receptions for 2,451 yards and 14 touchdowns in two seasons since being drafted in the Supplemental Draft in 2012 following some off-the-field issues while at Baylor.
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