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He said he was tested for it when he got off the plane in Las Vegas.As a strict condition to my reinstatement in Week 12, I had to agree not only to abstain from drinking for the rest of the season, but also to submit to an alcohol screen as part of my in-season drug testing under the leagues substance-abuse protocol, Gordon said.The receiver said he thought the requirement no longer applied when the season ended, but he was mistaken. The Browns missed the playoffs with a 7-9 record, finishing last in the AFC North.It doesnt matter if I thought that the league-imposed restriction on drinking had expired at the end of the regular season; what matters is that I didnt confirm whether or not that was the case, Gordon said. Now, that oversight has further jeopardized my relationship with my team and our fans, my reputation, and maybe even my career.Gordon rejected criticism from media commentators, saying they dont know him well enough to form opinions about him.Gordons absence was noticeable on a team that struggled on offence last year. Cleveland hired Joker Phillips as wide receivers coach on Thursday, Phillips first full-time NFL coaching job. Phillips was most recently in college football as a wide receivers coach for Florida in 2012-2013.Gordon led the league with 1,646 yards receiving in 2013. The following May, it was revealed that he failed another test for marijuana. His representatives unsuccessfully argued to an arbitrator that his failed drug test was the result of second-hand marijuana smoke.The one-year suspension was shortened as part of the NFLs overhaul of its disciplinary system. The NFL has not yet announced punishment for the failed alcohol test.Gordon also was arrested for drunken driving in North Carolina last July.___Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL [url=http://www.patriotsfanaticstores.com/authentic-antonio-garcia-patriots-jersey/]Antonio Garcia Youth Jersey[/url] . -- So much for concern that running back Marshawn Lynch would be absent from the Seattle Seahawks minicamp. [url=http://www.patriotsfanaticstores.com/authentic-deatrich-wise-jr-patriots-jersey/]Deatrich Wise Jr. Youth Jersey[/url] . The 2010 batting champ showed what he can do when hes mostly healthy. Gonzalez homered, doubled and singled in his return to the lineup, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a five-game losing streak with a 13-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. 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Corban Knight had a goal and an assist for the second night in a row, while Markus Granlund and Sven Baertschi also scored for Abbotsford (23-9-2). The Heat have won three straight games and retain first place in the AHLs Western Conference. Joni Ortio made 32 saves, giving him a league-high 15 wins. Richard Bachman stopped 22 shots for Oklahoma City (11-17-5), which is winless in its past six road games and just 1-7-1 in its last eight. It was Hamiltons first career multi-goal game, and also his first two scores this season. Hamilton put the Barons up 1-0 at 7:49 of the first. Tyler Pitlicks shot from the top of the circle was kicked out by Ortio but Hamilton, driving towards the net, knocked the rebound out of midair past the Finnish netminder. Brad Hunt nearly put Oklahoma City up by two with eight minutes to go in the first. He took a feed from Andrew Miller in the slot and beat Ortio glove side, but the puck ricocheted off the post, keeping the score 1-0. 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