Browns re­leas­ing trou­bled wide re­ceiver Josh Gor­don

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CLEVE­LAND » Josh Gor­don’s trou­bled ten­ure with the Cleve­land Browns has ended. The team isn’t go­ing to help him any longer. He’s again on his own.

The Browns an­nounced Satur­day night that they in­tend to re­lease the for­mer Pro Bowl wide re­ceiver, whose im­mense tal­ent has been over­shad­owed by sub­stance abuse that has de­railed a promis­ing ca­reer.

The stun­ning news came hours af­ter the Browns said Gor­don would miss Sun­day’s game in New Or­leans with a ham­string in­jury. Gor­don has been sus­pended by the NFL for most of the past four sea­sons be­cause of mul­ti­ple drug vi­o­la­tions, and the Browns have been sup­port­ive as he tried to get his life to­gether.

Not any­more. “This af­ter­noon we in­formed Josh Gor­don and his rep­re­sen­ta­tives that we are go­ing to re­lease him on Mon­day,” gen­eral man­ager John Dorsey said in a state­ment.

The team pro­vided no specifics about what prompted their de­ci­sion to part ways with Gor­don.

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