Technically, the suspension is indefinite because Gordon's eligibility for reinstatement will be determined after the 2014 season. The suspension is effective immediately.
Arbitrator Harold Henderson heard the case, in which Gordon's attorneys argued their client was a victim of second-hand marijuana smoke.
“I’d like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans,” Gordon said in a statement issued by the
Gordon could still face discipline for his drunk-driving arrest July 5, when his blood-alcohol level was measured at .09.
In May, Gordon was stopped for speeding in Strongsville, Ohio, and the police officer reported smelling marijuana in the car. Gordon wasn't cited for marijuana, but one of his three passengers was.
Gordon failed at least three marijuana tests in college and was suspended from the Baylor team and kicked off the Utah team because of them.