NFL’s Browns’ Josh Gordon suspended three games, fined $25,000 for hit on Raiders’ D.J. Hayden
Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh Gordon was fined $15,000 by the NFL for an unnecessary roughness penalty that was called on the play in which he hit Oakland Raiders defensive back D.j.
Gordon was suspended for three games by Commissioner Roger Goodell and fined $10,000, but was released from the suspension Friday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Gordon’s suspension was effective immediately.
It is the third suspension for Gordon by Goodell.
He also was fined for a hit on Oakland Raiders running back Andre Brown in Week 3.
Gordon had 10 tackles, including two sacks, and an interception Sunday.
Gordon missed the first game of the season after being diagnosed with a concussion.
He has not played since.
Gordon, who has had two surgeries to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, has missed only two games this season.
He led the NFL in passer rating (121.7) last season and tied for fifth in passer efficiency rating (100.4).