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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has confirmed that initial report.
As Garafolo explained, Gordon's sample, which was collected in early March, tested positive for marijuana and dilute, according to a source informed of the results of the test. The source added that both the "A" and "B" samples collected were positive for marijuana and dilute. Though the level of marijuana was below the 35 nanograms per milliliter required for a positive test, the diluted sample is considered a positive test.
Garafolo added this development is a red flag for Gordon but it doesn't necessarily mean he will miss yet another season. He applied for reinstatement in February and, if all went well, could have been reinstated within 60 days. However, the league has said Goodell wasn't required to make a decision within that timeframe and it's clear now the positive test has at least given him and the experts who evaluate Gordon's case pause.
Spokesmen for the NFL and NFL Players Association declined comment when asked by Garafolo about Gordon's failed test and whether there was still hope he'd play this season. Gordon's agent Drew Rosenhaus also declined to comment on his client's case.
We'll continue to watch for more on this.
Meanwhile, Gordon has been spotted with former Browns teammate Johnny Manziel, who has also been under the close eye of the league office lately. The NFL has yet to determine whether Manziel will face a suspension for an incident in Dallas involving his ex-girlfriend. ESPN.com reported on Monday Gordon has been living with Manziel, which is another factor that could make Goodell reluctant to reinstate Gordon.