Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Report: Gordon tests positive again

Suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon recently failed another drug test, Fox Sports reported Monday.

A sample collected in March showed Gordon had traces of marijuana and a diluting substance in his system. The level of marijuana was less than the minimum required by the NFL for a positive test.

Gordon, suspended for all of 2015 for testing positive for alcohol, applied for reinstatement in February, but commissioner Roger Goodell hadn't ruled on it.

It would be at least the fourth test Gordon has failed since the Browns drafted him in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft. The league, a spokesman for the Browns, and Gordon's agent Drew Rosenhaus, all declined to comment.

Monday's news came on the heels of another report concerning Gordon: That he's sharing an apartment with his former Browns teammate, troubled free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel, in Los Angeles. Manziel, cut by the Browns last month, told TMZ over the weekend that he was living with Broncos linebacker Von Miller, but Denver's 9News.com and ESPN reported Miller is not living with Manziel.

Slain ex-Saint was near master's degree

CORAL GABLES — Will Smith played against Miami in the 2002 national championship game, helping Ohio State win the title.

Nonetheless, Miami is mourning him as one of its own.

Smith, the former Saints standout, was killed in a shooting Saturday in New Orleans. He was on track to graduate from this summer with a master's degree — part of the inaugural class in UM's Executive MBA for Artists and Athletes program, an 18-month course of study that will issue degrees for the first time in July.

"Very intelligent man that was working hard for his family," longtime NFL player Ryan Mundy, one of Smith's classmates in the Miami MBA program, wrote on Twitter in reaction to Smith's shooting.

Cardell Hayes, 28, was ordered held on $1 million bond Sunday night after police arrested him on a charge of second-degree murder.

Bengals: Coach Marvin Lewis signed a one-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

Chiefs: Defensive end Mike DeVito is retiring after nine seasons, he announced on Twitter.

Giants: The team added three free agents including former Bucs running back Bobby Rainey. Linebacker Kelvin Sheppard and offensive tackle Byron Stingily also signed.

Vikings: Linebacker Chad Greenway re-signed for his 11th season.

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