Headlines: Browns’ Mediocrity Continues, and Louis Freeh’s Penn State Report

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November 13, 2011; Cleveland, OH , USA; A Cleveland Browns fan after the game against the St. Louis Rams at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Rams beat the Browns 13-12. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE

 

 

The Browns had made it no secret that they were highly interested in former Baylor WR Josh Gordon, who was dismissed from Baylor in August 2011 after a failed marijuana test. They took no chances today during the supplemental draft that another team would get him, as they spent a 2nd-round pick on him after he was projected to go in the 3rd or 4th-round. He is the highest selected player in the supplemental draft since 2003 (Texans-RB Tony Hollings, 2nd round).

After being dismissed from Baylor, Gordon attempted to transfer toUtah, but was never eligible to play. During his last season playing football in 2010, Gordon caught 42 passes for 714 yards receiving and seven touchdowns. Gordon was the only player selected in the supplemental draft. The Browns do “fully expect” Gordon to contribute as a rookie. That’s not saying much given they had the worst WR corps in the entire NFL last year.

After the pick was made, the Steelers, Ravens and Bengals reacted to the Browns draft selection of Josh Gordon. http://ow.ly/ccmIc

 

In a more serious note, after an eight-month investigation, former director of the FBI Louis Freeh released a 267-page report stating that former Penn state Head Coach and Hall of Famer Joe Paterno, President Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz “failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade,” referring to their findings involving former PSU Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sanduskey, who was convicted of 45 criminal counts for abusing 10 boys while at PSU.

 

Saints coaches have been very high on the potential impact of fourth-round WR Nick Toon, as he has performed very well this offseason.

 

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