Report: Josh Gordon released for showing up late and being 'not himself'
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By Jeff Risdon

Josh Gordon’s surprising release from the Cleveland Browns is getting a little more clarity. Per a report from Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns were worried Gordon had a relapse in his substance abuse addiction.

From Cabot’s piece on Cleveland.com,

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Team doctors examined Gordon, and in addition to a hamstring issue, there was concern that perhaps he had relapsed and was struggling with his substance use again.

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport also cited a lack of trust in Gordon by the Browns are part of the reason for the wideout’s release,

On Josh Gordon: He was late today to the facility, source said. In addition, he was fine at Friday’s practice, then injured his hamstring. The question of how is part of the reason they released him. My understanding is it’s an overall trust issue for a player on thin ice.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2018

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