Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is, yet again, in trouble. Last night, he was pulled over in Raleigh, N.C. for speeding. He was doing 50 MPH in a 30 MPH zone, and according to police, was "appreciably impaired." Gordon was booked for a DWI and released. The Browns have yet to release a comment on Gordon.
This couldn't have come at a worse time for Gordon, who's racked up a reputation for doing shit he's not supposed to be doing as a star NFL wide receiver. Last season, he was suspended for four games for codeine use, although the ban was reduced to two games upon appeal. Earlier in 2014, Gordon failed a second league drug test—this time for marijuana. Back in June, he was ticketed for speeding and his passenger was cited for possession of marijuana.
Gordon's affinity for getting busted for doing drugs runs back to his amateur playing days too. In college, Gordon failed two drug tests: one at Baylor, and one at Utah after he transferred.
It's clear that Gordon has a strong pattern of drug-related behavior, and even before this latest incident, was facing a one-year suspension for that second failed drug test. Roger Goodell certainly has his hands full with Gordon now. This 23-year-old needs help.