Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is already suspended for the entire 2015-16 season, but that’s not stopping him or the NFLPA from filing a grievance against his one-game suspension to end 2014-15.
A person familiar with the process said the troubled former Pro Bowler is arguing he should not have been suspended for the last game in Baltimore.
The NFL Players Association filed the grievance last week on behalf of Gordon, the person told The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the union does not make such protests public. Gordon was suspended by the Browns after he missed a walk-through before the team’s flight to Maryland.
Gordon was suspended for the first 10 games for multiple drug violations, and his banishment from the last game cost him a sixth game he needed for an accrued season. He can’t become a restricted free agent until after 2016 and unrestricted until following the 2017 season.
His latest suspension came after he tested positive for drinking alcohol.