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Browns suspend Josh Gordon for violating team rules

Cleveland Browns v St. Louis Rams 8-8-2013

CLEVELAND, OHIO - AUGUST 8, 2013: Receiver Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns gets lined up during a game against the St. Louis Rams at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns won 27-19. (Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

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Josh Gordon is suspended again.

Gordon, the wide receiver who began this season on a suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, has now been suspended by the Browns for violating team rules.

The Browns have not revealed what Gordon did, but PFT has confirmed the multiple reports that he missed today’s walk-through practice. Whatever the reasons, this suspension provides Gordon’s detractors with one more reason to think that he simply doesn’t get it. Gordon has phenomenal talent -- as much talent as almost any wide receiver in football -- but his history of off-field problems stretches back to college and may end up derailing his career.

If Gordon ever gets himself straightened out and dedicates himself to being a professional, he’ll be among the league’s elite players. If not, he’ll be remembered as a player who let his great talent go to waste.