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The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday that wide receiver Josh Gordon is officially suspended without pay for a minimum of one year for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Per ESPN:

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Jan. 25 that Gordon had failed a league-issued substance abuse test, this time for alcohol. This is Gordon's third NFL suspension. Also, the team suspended Gordon on the final week of the season for missing team activities. The NFL issued a zero-drinking stipulation for Gordon as a result of his repeat offenses.

In a statement, general manager Ray Farmer was blunt in his assessment of Gordon.

"As we have conveyed, we are disappointed to once again be at this point with Josh," Farmer said. "Throughout his career we have tried to assist him in getting support like we would with any member of our organization. Unfortunately our efforts have not resonated with him. It is evident that Josh needs to make some substantial strides to live up to the positive culture we are trying to build this football team upon.
Is this the end of Josh Gordon in Cleveland?
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