Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was reinstated this fall after being suspended nearly three years for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, has admitted to making tens of thousands of dollars dealing drugs during his college time at Baylor University.
Gordon told Sports Illustrated that when he was a sophomore at Baylor a dealer back home would mail him as many as six pounds of vacuum-sealed, Mylar-wrapped marijuana each week that was sprayed with kerosene and covered in coffee beans to mask the scent. He would then drive to Austin, Dallas, or San Antonio to sell it for a total profit of what he believed was more than $10,000 per month, according to SI.
Gordon was suspended by former Baylor Head Football Coach Art Briles after his arrest for drug possession during the 2010 season. He and a teammate were found passed out in a car at a Taco Bell drive-thru, police said at the time. He was reinstated to play later that season, according to our media partners at USA TODAY. Gordon was then suspended again in the summer of 2011 for a failed drug test at Baylor.
In another interview with The Uninterrupted, Gordon said his college coaches helped him avoid testing positive for drugs after the first incident at Baylor.
"Not too long after I got arrested for possession of marijuana at Baylor, one of my coaches came by saying 'you are going to get drug tested by the compliance office,'" Gordon explained in the interview. "'This is how it's going to work. This is what they are going to do. If they do call you in, here goes these bottles of detox.'"
Baylor told USA TODAY none of the coaches employed during that timeframe were still at the University.