Josh Gordon is no stranger to failed drug tests. He failed 3 times while he was in college. Last week the world found out Gordon had another problem passing a drug test. This time Gordon made a statement that his failed drug test was from the use of codeine that was in the cough medicine his doctor prescribed while he was battling with strep throat back in February.
The NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement has made it easy for the players to lay out false claims about the substances they have used. The NFL cannot expose the substances the players have used, because of the CBA.
If you do an internet search for NFL banned substances, you’ll find a list on the NFL players association’s web site. It isn’t something they are trying to hide. The list is available to anyone who does an internet search for NFL banned substances. You can view it here.
Seeing how the banned substance list is on the players association web-site you would think it is current.
What you cannot find is the word codeine anywhere on that list. Either the list is outdated or the Browns receiver Josh Gordon isn’t being truthful about his suspension. The tip we got when we first questioned whether Gordon left the habits behind that caused him to fail 3 drug tests in college, was that Gordon tested positive for the use of marijuana.
How did we get this tip? We know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who works for the Browns. All these guys were together for a cookout over the Memorial day weekend.
Once the beers started to flow, the guy who works for the Browns said Gordon failed a drug test for the use of marijuana. Is this true? We can’t prove it. Could it be true, sure it could. It isn’t like Gordon has a clean past and it would be a shock to think he would smoke pot.
It is a little difficult to think that an NFL player can’t be treated by a doctor without being suspended by the NFL. These guys aren’t super-human. They get sick like anyone else. Of they are under a doctors care you would think the NFL would cut them some slack.
I think the NFL banned substance list was put in place to stop guys from using performance enhancement drugs, not to stop them from being treated for strep throat. It is hard to imagine that the NFL would punish a player for being under a doctors care and using cough medicine during the off-season.
That brings us back the the question in the head-line. Is Josh Gordon being truthful about his NFL suspension?
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