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Browns’ Josh Gordon reportedly fails drug test

Josh Gordon has failed another drug test — for marijuana — and is facing an indefinite suspension, according to ESPN.
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Josh Gordon has failed another drug test — for marijuana — and is facing an indefinite suspension, according to ESPN.

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have taken Nevada offensive tackle Joel Bitonio with the No. 35 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday night.

The team had been expected to take a wide receiver in the second round after ESPN reported that Pro Bowler Josh Gordon has failed another drug test — for marijuana — and is facing an indefinite suspension.

Gordon was suspended for the first two games last season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy for the second time. Still, he led the NFL with 1,646 yards receiving.

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The ESPN report was based on anonymous sources who described letters Gordon received about the failed test. The Browns deferred any comment on Gordon’s situation to the league office.

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At 6-foot-4, 302 pounds, Bitonio can also play guard.

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