Josh Gordon is a huge talent while on the field, unfortunately he may not have the chance to display that talent due to drugs.
Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported on Monday evening that suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon failed a league-administered drug test in March.
Gordon's sample reportedly had trace amounts of marijuana, but was also diluted, which qualifies as a positive test. The situation could be holding up his petition for reinstatement, but it doesn't necessarily mean he'll miss another season.
The 24-year-old was suspended for all of 2015 after testing positive for alcohol while in the NFL's substance abuse program.
Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn't ruled on Gordon's reinstatement, and has no stringent parameters by which to make a decision.
"When these things happen, it's about trying to avoid them in the future," Goodell said of Gordon at the Super Bowl. "I'm hopeful that Josh understands that he's going to have to conduct himself differently going forward to be a member of the NFL and to be representing the Cleveland Browns or any team in the NFL."
In 35 games as a professional, the Baylor product has 161 receptions for 2,754 yards and 14 touchdowns. The 24-year old was taken in the second round of the Supplemental Draft in 2012. Since earning a Pro Bowl appearance in 2013, Gordon has spent more time away from the field than on the field.