Warrant issued for arrest of Cleveland Browns receiver

The warrant was issued in relation to a paternity case

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon (12) stretches before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Josh Gordon has asked the NFL for another chance. The suspended Browns wide receiver applied to the league for reinstatement, a person with direct knowledge of the process told the Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Gordon, who was banned for a year in February for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy, formally asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to allow him back, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon (12) stretches before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has had an arrest warrant issued against him in a paternity case.

Gordon did not address several subpoenas and a Cuyahoga County judge issued the warrant last month, the county’s prosecutor’s office confirmed Wednesday. A woman alleges Gordon is the father of her 1-year-old daughter.

Gordon is not eligible in the first four games this season because of his latest drug suspension. He can return to the field for the Browns game on Oct. 9 game against New England.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Gordon’s eligibility is not affected by the paternity issue.

The Browns say they are “aware of the situation.” The team said Gordon and his attorney are working with courts to resolve the matter.

A former Pro Bowler, Gordon has been suspended for 27 of Cleveland’s past 32 games.

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