Josh Gordon felt that some members of the Cleveland Browns' organization kept their distance from him during his 10-game suspension.

"The lowest point of all this I think was the disassociation from a lot of friends you thought were close or you thought you were kind of cool with really not checking on you anymore, [not] hitting you up anymore, [not] wanting to hang out," Gordon told former teammate Nate Burleson, who spent training camp with the Browns. "As far as even people in here [with the Browns]. I don't want to throw names around, but I can see it. I'm definitely really observant, so I see how people might just be more standoffish as they were before."

Gordon was originally suspended for the entire season, but it was reduced after the union agreed upon new drug testing policies with the NFL.