Sidelined: Sports' Most Infamous Suspensions

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NFL Suspends Josh Gordon For Entire 2014 Season

The hammer came down hard on Josh Gordon on Wednesday, when the NFL suspended the Cleveland Browns wide receiver for the entire 2014 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy yet again. Gordon's latest infraction came early last month, when he was pulled over for speeding in Raleigh, North Carolina and arrested for DWI. Prior to that, the star wideout was already on thin ice for failing at least his third drug test in May. The decision for a full-season suspension wasn't the first severe punishment a star athlete has received and unfortunately it won't be the last. BET.com documents more stiff penalties in Sports Most Infamous Suspensions. Grand opening, grand closing.

(Photo: AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

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