Report: Josh Gordon gets speeding ticket, passenger cited with marijuana

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PhotoJosh Gordon just can’t keep his name out of the spotlight for negative reasons. This time, Gordon was cited for speeding in Strongsville over Memorial Day weekend. Meanwhile, his passenger was cited for possession of marijuana, according to WKYC.

“According to the citation, Gordon’s 2014 grey Mercedes-Benz SUV was clocked going 74 miles an hour in a 60-mile-per-hour zone north of state route 82 on Interstate 71 North at 9:43 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.

Gordon is summoned to appear in court on Wednesday, June 4 to dispute the citation.

“We are gathering information regarding the situation,” Browns general manager Ray Farmer said in a statement released by the team. “We will not have any further comment until the appropriate time.””

While we await the NFL’s ruling on Gordon’s reported failed drug test, according to ESPN, this is about the last thing you want to hear. You would think when you’re potentially facing a year-long ban from football that you’d try to keep a low-profile. You would also think that you might want to start changing the company you keep if they do something for recreational purposes that your employer does not permit when you clearly don’t have the discipline to deal with that. But that’s the problem. Josh Gordon doesn’t think. The third-year wideout has all the talent in the world and can’t comply with the NFL’s rules, regardless of your opinion on the validity of punishment for marijuana use in the NFL.

In a silo, this wouldn’t be the end of the world, but it’s just part of a large pattern of reckless driving, drug use, and simply not following the rules that shows why the Browns aren’t counting on him for squat in 2014. There’s a lot to be excited about with the Browns, and Gordon’s wet blanket act is getting really old.

The Browns have signed Miles Austin, Andrew Hawkins, Nate Burleson, and Earl Bennett along with releasing Greg Little, Davone Bess, and Josh Cooper to completely revamp their receiving corps. My hope is that Gordon will take whatever punishment the league hands him as a wake-up call and comeback fully determined to turn his act around, similar to what Joe Haden has done. Gordon’s costing himself millions upon millions of dollars because of his inability to follow the rules and increasingly pissing off a fan base that is begging to worship the Pro Bowl receiver.

Related: Strange clouds loom over Josh Gordon’s ongoing situation

  • Jared in LA

    “There’s a lot to be excited about with the Browns, and Gordon’s wet blanket act is getting really old.” Thanks for talking like a normal dude instead of a journalist on this one.

  • Sam Gold

    According to the arrest report the arresting officer smelled marijuana prompting the search. Whether he actually smoked or is only around it being smoked (mmm, yeah, right) it’s difficult to grasp what a dumb*ss this guy is. Until this point I’ve defended him and held out hope that Rosenhaus could work his magic but to find out that in the midst of an appeal for a possible stage three violation he’s still allowing himself to be in these kinds of situations makes me think he’s unsalvageable. Interesting to see what the Browns do going forward.

  • MrCleaveland

    “My hope is that Gordon will take whatever punishment the league hands him as a wake-up call . . .”

    I’m afraid it’s getting kind of late for that, Kirk. It’s pretty evident by now that Gordon doesn’t respond to wake-up calls. He just puts the pillow over his head and snoozes on.

  • MrCleaveland

    “My hope is that Gordon will take whatever punishment the league hands him as a wake-up call . . .”

    I’m afraid it’s getting kind of late for that, Kirk. It’s pretty evident by now that Gordon doesn’t respond to wake-up calls. He just puts the pillow over his head and snoozes on.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    If there’s pillows over heads involved, I picture it more as Josh is firmly holding a pillow over his career’s head, shushing it quietly until it stops struggling…

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  • Bob

    Here’s a 7 figure pay check for the next ten years. But you’ll have to give up weed for the next ten years.

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    On to trade talks. 1st round pick? A 1st and a 2nd?

  • RGB
  • https://twitter.com/jimkanicki jimkanicki

    no want the draft pick (win now), but i’d open talks to send him home to houston in exchange for andre johnson.

  • Natedawg86

    “I will not let the Cleveland browns down again…” Save it dude

  • Natedawg86

    Most we could get would be like a 5th round… Roll the dice see what happens

  • mgbode

    Hey NO, we sign Jimmy Graham, you get Gordon and buffalos first next year.

  • RGB

    Don’t really care. He was a second rounder from a draft that sucked.
    Get what we can.
    Move on.

  • RGB

    Trade him to Denver.
    He’ll be banned from the NFL in a week.

  • mgbode

    Or to pitt where their players apparently don’t get tested

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    I would trade him for pennies on the dollar. Even if he cleans his act up, good for whichever team acquires him, and good for us. Who in their right mind turns down millions of dollars, a chance to be LOVED by an entire city, play the game you love, and be argued as the best player at your position in the game, for a few hits on a joint. “Chocolate chip cookies don’t do that to people”. Absolute insanity.

  • Hopwin

    Well this takes any leniency completely off the table. What a f***tard.