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Josh Gordon facing year long ban for failing alcohol test

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Cleveland Browns star Josh Gordon is facing a year long NFL ban after failing a mandated drugs test.

That drug Gordon was caught with in his system...alcohol. After Gordon's was charged with a DUI last year he was put in an NFL program that permitted him to be regularly tested and refrained him from drinking. 

Gordon obviously thought that he could get away with one and has been caught out. The Browns released a statement about the situation earlier today.

"Clearly we are very disappointed to hear the latest news regarding Josh. At this point, due to the confidential nature of the NFL's substance abuse policy, we have not been made aware by the league of a failed test. We are in the process of gathering more information and will provide further comment at the appropriate time."

Gordon missed two games in 2013 and then faced a season-long ban before this year after a second failed test; upon revision of his punishment, Gordon was restored to the Browns' roster only to again be suspended from it.

The 23-year-old Gordon was suspended for the first 10 games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. After returning to the lineup, he did not recapture his best form, catching just 24 passes for 303 yards in five games.

Making matters worse, Gordon was suspended for the Browns’ season finale at Baltimore for a violation of team rules. His future with the Browns is not looking good.

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