Browns Josh Gordon arrested for DWI

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) runs the ball after a catch as Pittsburgh Steelers...

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) runs the ball after a catch as Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Will Allen (20) defends during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on Nov 24, 2013 in Cleveland, OH, USA. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested for driving while impaired Saturday morning in Raleigh, N.C., according to multiple reports.

Raleigh police captain Tommy Klein told ESPN that Gordon was "appreciably impaired."

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Gordon was taken into custody after being stopped for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on U.S. 70 in northwest Raleigh around 3 a.m., according to the Associated Press.

Gordon, 23, was released on bail. No attorney was list on court records.

Browns general manager Ray Farmer said the team is aware of the arrest and is disappointed. He did not comment further.

Gordon could face a one-year suspension from the NFL for a previous failed drug test. He was suspended two games last season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Gordon's appeal hearing was set for later this month unless the league and the NFLPA agree on a reduced suspension before that, according to NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk.

Gordon pleaded not guilty to a speeding ticket in June. He was pulled over for driving 74 mph in a 60 mph zone on May 25 and fined $187. His passenger was cited for possessing less than 200 grams of marijuana.

Gordon made 87 catches last season with an NFL-high 1,676 yards. He also scored nine receiving touchdowns.


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