Josh Gordon was arrested early this morning in Raleigh, North Carolina under suspicion of driving while impaired, reports Matt Anderson of WKYC in Cleveland (via Twitter). Anderson has been following the story all morning, via a series of tweets as more information emerged from the situation.
Gordon was already facing a year-long suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. His appeal hearing was just set for late July, but talks were in the works for a reduced suspension to be agreed upon between the NFL and NFLPA. Those talks may be in jeopardy after this latest incident.
Our own Dallas Robinson took a look at the Gordon situation as a whole last night, and the different outcomes and possibilities that could be associated with it. Those plans could be further effected by this latest incident for the young receiver.
Despite missing the first two games of the season due to a drug-related suspension, the 23-year old receiver caught 87 passes last season, for a league leading 1,646 receiving yards, and added nine touchdowns. He was named as one of the two All-Pro wide receivers, alongside Lions superstar Calvin Johnson. His 1,646 receiving yards is the tenth greatest figure in league history, and his 117.6 receiving yards per game is the sixth best mark in NFL history.