According to sources with four NFL clubs, Gordon failed three drug tests as a collegian. The first two came at Baylor. The latter, according to these sources, came after charges were dropped in his marijuana-related arrest of 2010, and that led to his dismissal from the Baptist school, which has a reputation for being tough on drugs. That led to his transfer to Utah, where he failed another drug test. Reported by NFL.com
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As NFL.com's Albert Breer suggests, there's little doubt that Gordon had a nice couple weeks showcasing his talent for NFL scouts. Otherwise, the Browns wouldn't have burned a second-round pick in next year's draft to take him in Thursday's supplemental draft. Breer went on to note there's a wide range of opinion on how good Gordon can be. He is a project, which means the Browns have to trust his development will come. But the reason for that stunted development falls squarely on the shoulders of the player himself. ... For the record, Gordon voluntarily submitted to a drug test prior to Thursday's supplemental draft, passed it, and the results were made available to all 32 teams. He also took a Wonderlic and posted a respectable score of 24. Bottom line? The Cleveland Browns believe Gordon has grown up. But as Breer summed up, "only time will tell whether or not that's truly the case. That part is up to him."