The NFL announced Wednesday it was upholding on appeal the one-year suspension of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for a third violation of the league's drug policy. Gordon will be eligible to play in 2015.
Gordon had fought the punishment since May, claiming that the positive test for marijuana that led to his suspension was inconclusive. (One urine sample crossed the threshold for a positive test, while a second did not.)
Brown's suspension comes after the league suspended Ravens running back Ray Rice a scant two games for dragging his unconscious wife out of an elevator following a domestic dispute.