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Browns' Josh Gordon arrested for DWI in Raleigh, bonded out by 'Fats' Thomas

Posted July 5, 2014

Josh Gordon

— Josh Gordon, a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, was arrested in Raleigh early Saturday and charged with driving while impaired. Records also show that his $500 bond was posted by Haydn "Fats" Thomas.

Gordon, 23, was arrested near Glenwood Avenue and Argyle after being pulled over for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. Gordon admitted to consuming three mixed drinks after officers detected a "strong odor of alcohol."

The arrest occurred at 2:53 a.m. and Gordon's blood alcohol content was listed as .09. The legal limit in the state of North Carolina is .08.

Thomas was the figure at the center of the events that led to P.J. Hairston's career at North Carolina ending early. In one of multiple off-the-court run-ins, Hairston was stopped in a vehicle that was being rented by Thomas and cited with marijuana possession and driving without a license. 

Thomas, a Durham party promoter and convicted felon, has been linked to other area student-athletes, including Hairston's former teammate Leslie McDonald, who was reinstated by the NCAA last season after missing nine games for accepting impermissible benefits that included cars, hotels and a cell phone.

Gordon is already facing a season-long suspension from the NFL for failing an offseason drug test. He was suspended two games last season for violating the league’s drug policy.

Browns General Manager Ray Farmer said the team is aware of the arrest and is disappointed. He didn't comment further.

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  • Anita Woody Jul 7, 9:03 a.m.

    Sensational journalism

  • dh1964 Jul 7, 8:25 a.m.

    SO, is this a story about a Cleveland Browns player who got a DUI? Or is it a about UNC?
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    — Posted by rduguyhere

    butthurt much? this article had nothing to do with kerliner. your victim mentality act isn't... View More

    — Posted by KTs baaaaaaacccccckkkkk

    Nothing to do with Carolina?

    "Thomas was the figure at the center of the events that led to P.J. Hairston's career at North Carolina ending early. In one of multiple off-the-court run-ins, Hairston was stopped in a vehicle that was being rented by Thomas and cited with marijuana possession and driving without a license. "

    I don't have a dog in the Carolina/State fight, but it's pretty obvious the only reason WRAL found this newsworthy is the Carolina connection. They are right, though, it is newsworthy, for exactly that reason.

  • Ijaz Fahted Jul 7, 8:15 a.m.

    This is news? Just tabloid journalism.

    — Posted by vareba

    Must be a Browns fan.

  • RealStory Jul 6, 4:42 p.m.

    Could careless about him or the sports he plays... But getting a dui and treated the same way someone who blows a .17 is ridiculous. Any place that serves alcohol should be required to have a way to check your bac before you leave. That is if the govt was really trying to stop dui and not just collect money from it.....

  • PackFanaticInTheHizzy Jul 6, 2:02 p.m.

    Let's,

    Victim mentality?? It sounded like he was a Carolina fan not a State fan. Red Rage is... View More

    — Posted by didisaythat

    Yes victim mentality. The poor little girl tried to make this article into some sort of... View More

    — Posted by KTs baaaaaaacccccckkkkk

    Lol

    Yet they wish you to believe... That they (pansy nation) have never heard of fats Thomas!

    #Classic

    #TheyNeedSomeSeriousCouchTime

    :)

  • KTs baaaaaaacccccckkkkk Jul 6, 12:48 p.m.

    Let's,

    Victim mentality?? It sounded like he was a Carolina fan not a State fan. Red Rage is... View More

    — Posted by didisaythat

    Yes victim mentality. The poor little girl tried to make this article into some sort of conspiracy against kerliner when it was about an NFL player. Reading is fundamental to understanding.

  • WASP Jul 6, 12:48 p.m.

    What a joke!

  • Winchester-.308 Jul 6, 12:15 p.m.

    Never heard of him.

  • PackFanaticInTheHizzy Jul 6, 10:36 a.m.

    'fats' thomas represents everything that pastel pansy U stands for.

    #Embarrassment
    #OnANationalScale

    :)

  • hossdaddy40 Jul 6, 10:23 a.m.

    When you lay with dogs, you will get fleas...

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