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Gordon still waiting, while NFL suspends others

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Cleveland (WOIO) - The NFL offices closed for the holiday weekend on Thursday, and while the league was making moves, suspending two players, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon still has yet to learn his fate.

Defensive end Dion Jordon of the Miami Dolphins was suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the NFL's policy for performance enhancing substances.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill faced a steeper penalty, suspended for one year or longer without pay for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.

Meanwhile, Gordon, who's facing a one-year suspension of his own for testing positive for marijuana, remains in limbo. His hearing is set for late July, unless they work out a reduced suspension.

As for Dion Jordan, he will be eligible to return to the roster on Monday, September 29th. 

He is also eligible to participate in practices and games in the off-season and preseason.

Head Coach Joe Philbin commented on the violation saying "We were disappointed to learn about Dion's suspension. Dion has accepted responsibility for his actions and is committed to improving, both on and off the field, in preparation for the upcoming year."

Dion Jordon stated that "I recently learned from the NFL that I tested positive for stimulants that are banned under the NFL policy. I worked carefully with my advisors and the union to investigate the test results, and I take full responsibility for the test results. I'm very sorry for the impact of this situation on my teammates, coaches, Stephen Ross, the entire Dolphins organization, fans and my family as well. I will continue to work extremely hard during training camp and preseason. During the suspension, I will stay in top shape and will be ready to contribute upon my return."

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