Josh Gordon hearing to continue on Monday



Read into this what you will, but the Josh Gordon-NFLPA hearing is officially To Be Continued. After convening at 9:30 a.m. EST in New York, New York, the two sides reportedly departed at 7 p.m. EST and will gather again on Monday, August 4.

Gordon’s attorneys, Heather McPhee of the NFLPA and Maurice Suh, will reportedly argue that the wide receiver—who is looking down the barrel of a season-long ban for violating the NFL’s drug policy—is the victim of inconsistent test results. His “A” and “B” specimens turned up different amounts, one below league threshold, leading  to a huge public relations push under the belief that Gordon should not be subject to banishment from the NFL having allegedly passed 70 additional tests.

No NFL player is believed to have won an appeal with a second-hand smoke defense, but with the PR push and mounting evidence, Gordon’s chances appear to be better than any of those who were heard before him. (He could still face discipline for his July 4 weekend DWI. That hearing on that case is scheduled for Aug. 26.)

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Good gawd!

  • RGB

    Secret WFNY Ninja Cam footage of Gordon leaving the building on his way back to Berea after adjournment…

  • mgbode

    Davonne Bess cameo?

  • stryker1121

    This is the Chinese Democracy of NFL suspension hearings. What the frack is taking so long?

  • EdgewaterJoe

    The more I think about it, the more I get the sense this is a test case to try to destroy the current testing policy (and from what I’ve read about it, it should be). Too many resources are going into this hearing, and I am beginning to think that if it doesn’t work and Gordon is suspended, that there will be more legal and/or union action to try to overturn it (unless the NFL thinks Gordon can win, in which case a deal may be attempted to get cut) …

  • James Workman

    playing the roll of Josh Gordon is the one and only…

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    She’s fine!