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Gordon arrested for DWI

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested for driving while impaired the morning of July 5 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.

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.

Earlier, head coach Mike Pettine said he expects the NFL to announce a decision on Gordon before training camp begins.

"We haven't been given a date, but I think in fairness to us, that the league would let us know," Pettine said. "There's no information as far as their plans to release it, but I think we're all comfortable thinking we should know before training camp starts."

Reports of Gordon's suspension surfaced May 8, on the same night the Browns invested two first-round picks at positions other than wide receiver to add cornerback Justin Gilbert and quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Gordon, who missed the first two games in 2013 due to a violation of the NFL's substances of abuse policy, reportedly failed another test and could be suspended for the entire 2014 season. There is speculation suspensions for repeated positive tests for marijuana use could be met with more leniency as the NFL negotiates toward an HGH testing agreement.

Gordon led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013, but Pettine was openly critical of his practice habits.

"I'm a big believer in quality of reps versus quantity of reps," Pettine said. "If I'm a player and I know that I'm going to be out there for 40 full-speed team snaps, I may have a tendency to pace myself. There still needs to be improvement there but we're aware of it."

--Even as the Cleveland Browns talk about a new contract for quarterback Brian Hoyer, it will be rookie signal-caller Johnny Manziel who will be the focus of attention when the team holds its first training camp workout July 26 at the Berea, Ohio complex.

In fact, Hoyer's contract talks took a back seat to the announcement that the Browns' family day will be Aug. 2 in Akron and will be slammed with fans who want to see Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M.