Reports are surfacing that the NFL will not rule on the appeal of a one-year suspension it handed out to Cleveland Browns wide receiver for one to three weeks.. The enigmatic young receiver is appealing the suspension that was handed down during the offseason. 

Gordon, a supplemental selection back in 2012, had a breakout campaign for Cleveland last year. He recorded 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and nine scores in 14 games. Remember, Gordon was suspended for the first two weeks after violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Outside of Gordon testing positive for marijuana, he’s been in the news for a DUI arrest and another marijuana-related situation that saw his friend, a passenger in a car Gordon was driving, get cited for possession.

Prior reports indicated that Gordon had checked himself into rehab back in July.

However long the decision on Gordon’s appeal takes, he is free to practice and play with the Browns. If a decision is not handed down by Week 1, Gordon will more than likely be in uniform against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

It’s still unknown why the NFL would take so long to make a final decision. After all, everyone is on pins and needles within the Browns organization waiting for a determination and wondering how long their star receiver will be out.

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