Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Retraction: Josh Gordon not detained by TSA

The OBR is officially retracting our story from earlier today.

The OBR would like to sincerely apologize to Josh Gordon and the Cleveland Browns for an incorrect story that we published earlier today.

Accuracy is the most important thing a journalist should strive for, and, for the first time in 20 years, we have made an egregious error. 

Our source for the story had always been reliable, and he presented documents backing up his claim. However, we now have enough reason to doubt the veracity of our source to warrant removing the story.

We are truly and deeply sorry that we failed to conduct a thorough investigation of the claim.

(The TSA and Cleveland Police Department denied the story following its publication.)

The OBR started in 1996, and in 20 years, we have never been in this position. I would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who subscribed to The OBR based on this story to contact me directly at


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