Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns will miss the entire 2014 NFL season after the league upheld his suspension after another violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. The Pro Bowler had appealed the ruling of his failed drug test for marijuana, but in the end, lost his case. Gordon’s suspension is effective immediately, and the league said that his “eligibility for reinstatement will be determined following the 2014 season.” In the meantime, Gordon will not be allowed to practice with the Browns, attend team meetings or participate in any other team-related activity. Gordon served a two-game suspension last season for a drug violation but still led the NFL in receiving yards and emerged as one of the league’s top players.
“I’d like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans. I would like to sincerely thank the people who have been incredibly supportive of me during this challenging time, including my family, my agent, my union, my legal team and the Cleveland Browns staff,” Gordon said after the announcement of his suspension was made.