Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon Facing A One-Year Ban After Violating NFL's Substance Abuse Policy

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has violated the NFL's substance abuse policy once again and will now be subject to a one-year ban, per league sources cited by

Per NBC Pro Football Talk's Mike Wilkening, "a source tells (writer Mike) Florio that Gordon tested positive for alcohol. Moreover, a source tells Florio that Gordon’s suspension looks to be a “done deal,” with a reversal of the ban not expected."

The failed test is yet another setback for Gordon, whose future both in Cleveland and in the NFL in general is now in jeopardy.

Gordon finished the season in controversial fashion after hewas suspended for the final game of the 2014 campaign for violating unspecified team rules. Gordon missed ten games under a revamped NFL drug policy last season, and would have missed the entire season if that policy hadn't come into effect. 

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine already stated at the end of the season that Gordon was at a "crossroads" with the organization, so another infraction under the league's retooled substance-abuse policy could very well mean the end of Gordon's tumultuous time in Northeast Ohio.

Stay tuned to Chat Sports and our Cleveland Browns team page for more on this story as additional information is made available to the press.

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