Browns receiver Josh Gordon failed three drug tests while in college, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.
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.
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. He’s handled himself well and convinced some that the problems he had in Waco and Salt Lake City are behind him.
“It’s just something where you say, ‘Hey man, put [the marijuana] down’,” said an NFC personnel director. “You never know which way they’ll go when they get here. It’s hard to know how important football is, and how important weed is to the kid. And the environment he goes into is important too. Then, it’s how they mature through the process you put them through.”