Fast Lane: Josh Gordon Pardon

The NFL has been adamant that Gordon does not walk free from his drug related suspension, administered prior to the season opener.

The Fast Lane has learned late Sunday night Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is expected to have his one-year sentence reduced upon an agreement of a new drug/alcohol policy between the NFL and the players union (NFLPA).

Okay, we all know the above mentioned paragraph has already been addressed in the Fast Lane, but the proposed specifics should create some alarm for the Browns, Gordon and Browns fans across the country.

The NFL has been adamant that Gordon does not walk free from his drug related suspension administered prior to the season opener. The NFL has been consistent in requiring Gordon to serve a sentence that no less than 8 games, whereas the NFLPA has argued Gordon's suspension should be lifted due to the change in drug policy testing guidelines.

While it does appear Gordon will have the opportunity to suit-up and see the playing field in the 2014 season, his debut is in much doubt as the league and players union continue to work toward an agreement on a new policy.

The NFLPA will ultimately strike a deal with the league, whether or not they can remedy Gordon's situation is one which will not stop a deal from being reached.

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