Fox Sports reports Gordon’s “A” and “B” samples, which were collected in March, both came back positive for marijuana and dilute. Even though the samples were below the 35 nanograms per milliliter threshold of a positive test, the diluted samples are considered positive.
The Browns did not issue a statement, but Gordon took to Twitter to say: “Call me if u need a real story worth writing.”
Earlier on Monday, there were multiple reports that former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and Gordon were living together, dispelling reports that Manziel had moved in with Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller.
The troubled wide receiver, who had a break out season in 2013 with 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and 14 touchdowns, missed the entire 2015 season after testing positive for alcohol. He also was suspended in 2014.
He applied for reinstatement in January, but commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to make a determination. Fox reports that Goodell knew about the failed drug test during last month’s owner’s meetings where the topic of Gordon’s reinstatement was asked more than once.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns have not been counting on Gordon playing for them this season.
“I’ve always learned something a long time ago — you never worry about something you never had,” new Browns’ coach Hue Jackson told the Plain Dealer. “I’ve never had any contact with him, so I’m going to plan on what’s in our building now and go from there.”