Josh Gordon is too stupid to be a Brown.

GordonThis is NOT a mug shot!

Over the holiday weekend, Josh Gordon was ticketed for speeding. Given his current issues with the league, that is not smart. But when the policeman was at the vehicle, he smelled pot. That is just plain stupid.

Gordon’s NFL career is at risk. It is currently spinning around like a leaf caught by the wind suspended by a single strand of a spider’s web. It is clear that he cares more about his friends and smoking weed than he does about his career or his team. That is unacceptable. He clearly does not get what it takes to be a professional athlete. There are rules and to be in the league you have to abide by them. That is true even if the NFL is duplicitous in its weed policy. It hold NFL players to a measure 10 times more strict than the Olympics at the same time it is testing to see if weed can help players recover from concussion syndrome.

He could well be suspended not for a year but for life. He will go back to Houston and likely run again with the same guys that got him into trouble in … Read more at FryingPanSports

Player’s suit over Toradol hurts NFL’s drug suspension legitimacy


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A dozen former NFL players are suing the league over the use of the pain killer Toradol before and during games without advising them of the side effects of the drug. This suit is one of several against the league dealing with health issues. But the use of a pain killer like Toradol by the league drills holes in its drug policy.

The use of pain killers is just another example of the NFL’s duplicity about drug use. While they have a test 10 times more stringent than the Olympics on weed, they are funding a study to see if that drug helps in recovery from concussion syndrome. While they want to appear tough on weed, they are negotiating with the NFLPA to swap testing for marijuana for testing for human growth hormone. The league injects players with a drug without telling them about the side effects and penalizes them for taking a prescription drug unless they have approved it prior to use.

Every time … Read more at FryingPanSports

The NFL Giveth and the NFL Taketh Away.


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For Browns fans there is an advantage to being a pessimist. You are either right or pleasantly surprised.

The joy by most of the Browns fans over the movements of GM Ray Farmer in the 2014 NFL draft has been over shadowed by the shock of star WR Josh Gordon’s probable suspension. It is hard for those of us that do not have an addiction to drugs to understand how a guy that has so much God given talent can throw those gifts away for a temporary high.

The best case scenario for the Browns is that somehow the suspension of 12 calender months is reduced. There is little chance in my opinion that Gordon will be available all season. The most the Browns can hope for is that Gordon will be available for the last 8 games of the season. That is probably optimistic.

The re-injury of WR Nate Burleson arm is an issue as well. While it should be healed by the beginning of the season, the fact that … Read more at FryingPanSports

The NFL must revisit its drug policy.


The NFL has “jumped the shark” with the drug policy.  The phrase “jump the shark” refers to the TV show Happy Days trying to increase viewership with an episode where Fonzie jumped a tank of sharks.


The NFL has gone way too far in its attempt to keep “dangerous” drugs out of the league.  Last week the NFL announced that Cleveland WR Josh Gordon had been suspended for two games for a violation.  Because the NFL never releases the exact nature of the violation, we have to take what Gordon said about what drug was involved.


Gordon distributed the following statement.  “In February, I was diagnosed with strep throat for which a doctor prescribed antibiotics and cough medicine. Apparently, the medicine I took contained codeine, which is prohibited by the NFL policy.” 


In my opinion the off-season use of a prescribed codeine cough medicine is in no way harmful to the game.  In fact the suspension flies in the face of the league’s alleged focus on player safety and well being.  The league should support the players getting well under the care of a healthcare professional.


I believe the league should review the policy against prescribed use … Read more at FryingPanSports