NFL Spares Rod for Violence, Not Gordon’s Pot
Has someone in the league been smoking something? On Wednesday, it approved a year’s suspension for Pro Bowler Josh Gordon for testing one nanogram over the league’s marijuana threshold. The wide receiver, whose absence hurts Cleveland’s offense, claims it was ambient smoke. Considering that Baltimore running back Ray Rice got a two-game suspension this summer for dragging his unconscious fiancée from a Las Vegas elevator, it seems that pro football’s zero tolerance is limited to one kind of abuse.