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Report: Josh Gordon's sense of entitlement worried Browns

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09:45 AM ET 06.30 | Fighting entitlement is why Browns CEO Joe Banner and others have been guarded with their praise for Josh Gordon and others. The Browns did fear something such as a failed drug test could happen to Gordon, who was being celebrated in town for catching five touchdown passes as if he were the second coming of Paul Warfield or at least Webster Slaughter. As one Browns operative mentioned to me, both Greg Little (suspended for taking money from an agent) and Gordon (flunked three drug tests) didn't play their final seasons in college before being drafted by the Browns. Then they were given starting NFL jobs. That's usually not how it works in the league.

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June 30, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Report: Josh Gordon's sense of entitlement worried Browns

They should be use to it.....after all they employed Mangina.

June 30, 2013  10:33 AM ET

A wide receiver with an ego the size of a small country? Say it isn't so.

June 30, 2013  10:59 AM ET

Just get a Doctor to prescribe medical marijuana for him, like the adderall guys, he needs it to focus, and all should be OK. No more suspensions.

June 30, 2013  11:11 AM ET

Ceo Joe Banner is guardedly optimistic about Doobie Gordon? Really?

June 30, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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Ceo Joe Banner is guardedly optimistic about Doobie Gordon? Really?

Really! They'll be releasing a "joint" statement this afternoon.

June 30, 2013  11:21 AM ET

He's wearing Maurice Clarett's number. That can't be a good sign.

June 30, 2013  11:47 AM ET
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He's wearing Maurice Clarett's number. That can't be a good sign.

You mean Ohio Inmate #A1782522?

June 30, 2013  12:01 PM ET

A professional athlete with a sense of entitlement? Can't be. Next thing you know they'll be murdering people!

June 30, 2013  12:18 PM ET

It's the old NFL problem - instead of embracing and educating and sticking to a standard they will fight it and hope.

When the NFL negotiates a CBA they worry more about $$$ than protecting their image. They believe their product will only rise in popularity with negative press. They are probably right. Why give away cash for stricter standards if that is the case?

June 30, 2013  12:20 PM ET
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Really! They'll be releasing a "joint" statement this afternoon.

Nice.

June 30, 2013  01:35 PM ET

The Owner also feels a sense of entitlement, what's the League going to do with him?

June 30, 2013  02:12 PM ET

As a Browns fan, this does give me a sense of a bad ending with this guy.

June 30, 2013  03:43 PM ET
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June 30, 2013  03:50 PM ET

How can anyone have a sense of entitlement playing for the Browns? Outside of Andre Rison, of course.

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