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NFL upholds Josh Gordon’s suspension

 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.

“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.

John Butkus/Sports Reporter

Men’s golf releases schedule for 2014

The men’s golf team has officially released their 2014-2015 schedule as they aim to take home the Missouri Valley Championship after finishing second last year. That result came after a solid campaign in which the Redbirds had many
impressive finishes, including first place as the Snowman Getaway.

The season begins on Sept. 14 with the D.A Weibring Intercollegiate Tournament, which will be played on the Redbird’s own home course, Weibring Golf Club. The team then returns to Madison, Wis., for the Badger Invitational, a tournament in which the Redbirds previously finished third.

The Redbirds will then be faced with a slate of tournaments that include the Georgetown Intercollegiate, the Seminole Intercollegiate, and the Hoosier Invitational. The season then culminates in the MVC tournament Apr. 27 and 28.

“We’ll have to be at our best for a very competitive spring section in preparation for the MVC championship,” coach Ray Kralis said. “Our schedule is extremely competitive for a reason.  It will make us better.”

The tournament will be hosted by Missouri State at The Club of Porto Cima. The Redbirds will hope to take home the title after nearly winning it when they hosted the tournament last year, finishing behind Wichita State.

Nick Ulferts/Sports Reporter

 

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