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Gordon to argue 2nd-hand smoke at appeal

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  Original Published: 7/30/2014

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will appeal a potential season long suspension on Friday. The Pro Bowler will argue that his most recent failed drug test was a result of breathing in second-hand smoke from marijuana.

According to CBS Sports, Gordon's failed test came out at 16 nanograms per milliliter, just one nanogram above the NFL's threshold of 15 nanograms per milliliter. Gordon also contributed two samples for the test, with the unused sample actually passing the NFL threshold at 13.63 nanograms per milliliter. Both samples came from the same specimen and should have identical readings.

This will also play a part in Gordon's defense strategy. The lawyer handling Gordon's case is no stranger to the NFL appeals process, having had success in a previous case.

Gordon's attorney, Maurice Suh, handled Richard Sherman's appeal of a 4-game suspension in 2012, and had the penalty reduced to nothing. Gordon and Cleveland Browns fans alike, are hopeful Suh can achieve that same kind of success on Friday.

Gordon led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013, despite serving a 2-game suspension for failing a different drug test for codeine. He also became the only player in league history to record consecutive 200+ yard receiving games in weeks 9 and 10 against the Jaguars and Steelers.

   
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