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While we don't have all the details on this incident (some are provided in the mugshot released by police), this latest turn of events doesn't bode well for Gordon's immediate future in the league. That's certainly true from a fantasy football perspective.
Remember, an appeal of what's expected to be a one-year suspension for Gordon, who led the league in yards receiving last season, was already scheduled for later this month. It's safe to assume this won't work in his favor.
There had been some reporting, most notably by Profootballtalk.com's Mike Florio, that a hearing wouldn't be needed if the NFL and the NFLPA work out a reduced suspension. This charge seems sufficient to believe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be much less interested in a reduction -- especially considering Gordon was suspended for two games in 2013 after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy last January.
It also lends further credence to those close to Gordon who believe a one-year suspension will be hard for the receiver to return from -- apparently because he's not very good at staying out of trouble when given time to get into it.
The Browns added a handful of veteran wideouts in free agency this offseason, including Miles Austin, Nate Burleson and Andrew Hawkins. The team also released Greg Little. With Gordon's transgressions likely to cost him at least a season, it would appear we'll have new starters at all three of the top receiver spots this fall.