Former Baylor WR Josh Gordon admits school helped him cheat drug tests


Former Baylor WR Josh Gordon admits school helped him cheat drug tests

In one specific instance, Gordon recalled a Baylor football coach helping him cheat a drug test during his time with the Bears.

Josh Gordon hasn't played a down in a regular season game for the Cleveland Browns since 2014 but he remains on the minds of fans, and Cavs superstar LeBron James.

In the 13-minute documentary, Gordon described failing two tests while at Baylor (2010-11). This is how it's going to work, this is what they are going to do. This is what they are going to do. Gordon says the coach also gave him "bottles of detox" and showed him how to drink them in order to pass the test. "That was my real first experience with getting over on the system and that authority not really being taken seriously because it was kind of being guided by somebody that's employed by the same university".

"I've been enabled by coaches, teachers, professors, everybody, pretty much, gave me a second chance because of my ability". Instead of blaming the coach, Gordon blamed himself. While at Baylor, Gordon was suspended during his sophomore season after police found him and a teammate with marijuana in the vehicle.

Gordon would eventually be suspended indefinitely and ended up leaving the team.

Numerous failed drug tests in the NFL and opportunities by the Browns to come back with a Pro Bowl season and year as the NFL's receiving yards leader sprinkled in all culminated in essentially a ban from the league for Gordon.

Josh Gordon is looking to get his career back on track amid a slew of suspensions and rehab stints following years of substance abuse.

At the time, one reported incident of marijuana use would result in a suspension for a semester, and a second violation could result in expulsion.

While the NCAA does not require schools to conduct drug tests of athletes, it does require member institutions to follow their school's written policies in such matters. Through his first two seasons in the league, Gordon was a high-magnitude natural disaster, tearing down defenses on his way to become a first-team All-Pro and was the first receiver to accumulate 200 yards receiving in back-to-back games. A third offense carries a one-year ban from competition and a fourth makes the offender subject to dismissal from the team.

An NFL spokesman said the league had no comment on Gordon's status. He said he failed "because I was getting high".

In May, Gordon's application for reinstatement was denied and he has yet to re-apply.

"He showed me how to drink them, showed me how to take them".



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