BREAKING: NFL Denies Josh Gordon's Petition For Reinstatement

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's petition for reinstatement to the NFL had been denied, according to USA Today's Tom Pelissero:

Gordon missed all of the 2015 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, and was set reinstated in 2016 as long as he served a four-game suspension. However, before the four-game suspension concluded, Gordon announced that he was stepping away from football to enter a rehab facility.

At the time, Browns head coach Hue Jackson said the team was going to move on from Gordon. General manager Sashi Brown contradicted that statement in March, saying the door wasn't completely closed on Gordon returning to the team.

In his last game action, which came in five games during the 2014 season, Gordon caught 24 passes for 303 yards. In just 14 games in 2013 (also due to suspension), he led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards.

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