Gordon, 23 years of age, had a breakout season when he caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards (18.9 yards per catch), 117.6 yards per game and nine touchdowns. He became the first player ever to have back-to-back 200 yard games catching the ball.
Gordon, a 6-4 and 220 pounder, would be entering his third professional season and is considered to be Cleveland’s franchise player.
The Browns selected quarterback Johnny Manziel yesterday during the first round of the 2014 NFL draft to try and upgrade a position that saw them start Brian Hoyer, Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell. Gordon was a big supporter of the team drafting Manziel and there was excitement in the Browns organization when they managed to select him yesterday.
Gordon was suspended for two games last season (and two additional game checks) for his first violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, he said it was for using cough syrup.
When will players learn? If you’re going to be a professional athlete, you need to curtail the drug activities….the average career doesn’t last that long. It’s a small thing to give up while you’re a pro. You have the rest of your life to be a druggie.
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