NFL super agent Drew Rosenhaus plans to meet with the Browns this week to discuss Josh Gordon‘s future. The Pro Bowler could face a season-long suspension after ESPN reported Gordon failed a drug test during the offseason.
Rosenhaus also represents Jabaal Sherad and is working on getting his client an extension. Rosenhaus told Cleveland.com’s Mary Cay Cabot that Gordon’s name will probably come up, via NFL.com.
“We’re talking to them about Jabaal Sheard and a contract extension and I’m sure we’ll talk about Josh some more and continue to work together and do the best job we can for him collectively..
Rosenhaus only hinted that Gordon’s hearing will arrive in the near future, but it makes sense that Gordon will learn his fate before the start of Browns training camp, which is slated for July 26. The team is frustrated with the situation, but the NFL is not obligated to conduct the hearing or let the Browns know anything regarding Gordon’s fate.
Before Gordon was arrested for OVI earlier in the month, there was some speculation the former supplemental draft pick could get a reduced suspension.
His arrest in North Carolina isn’t supposed to impact his appeal hearing, and it even looks like somebody in the Brown front office is holding out hope Gordon can play.
I'm told that the Browns are hopeful that wide receiver Josh Gordon will be suspended for only 8 of the upcoming seasons games. We'll see.
— Kendall Lewis (@TheBSKsays) July 20, 2014