Cleveland Browns' wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina Saturday for driving while impaired.
Wake County sheriff’s deputies said Gordon was originally pulled over for driving 50 mph in the 35 mph speed zone. The traffic stop happened just before 3 a.m. at the intersection Glenwood Avenue at Pasquotank Drive.
Gordon was then taken into custody on a driving while impaired charge.
According to the citation issued, Gordon's blood alcohol level registered at .09, which is .01 over the legal limit.
At around 5:45 a.m. Saturday,
The 23-year-old was released from jail at around 5:45 a.m. Saturday, after a $500 bond was posted.
NewsChannel5’s ABC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., WTVD, reports that Haydn "Fats" Thomas paid the $500 to bond out the troubled wide receiver. Thomas has been linked to rental cars driven by former UNC Chapel Hill basketball player PJ Hairston.
Also, Gordon was reportedly driving a car with a North Carolina license tag, but he has no family in Wake County, WTVD reports.
Browns General Manager Ray Farmer released the following statement about the matter:
“We are aware of the matter and are disappointed to learn of this situation. We will comment further at the appropriate time.”
Gordon's court appearance has been scheduled for Aug. 26.
Stay tuned for more details about Gordon's arrest.