Published: Wed, June 21, 2017
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Agent CB Justin Gilbert suspended 1 year by NFL

Gilbert received a four-game suspension from the National Football League in May after testing positive for substance abuse, according to Schefter.

After testing positive again, Gilbert was suspended for at least a year by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Former first round pick Justin Gilbert is now facing even more trouble with the NFL. His season-long suspension likely stems from an additional violation of that policy. After being shipped to Pittsburgh, he played 12 games for the black-and-yellow previous year, before he was released in February. Following his 2016 release, he was signed by the Steelers last September and had one tackle while appearing in 12 games primarily on special teams.

Gilbert was originally selected out of Oklahoma State in the first round of the 2014 draft in a Browns class that also included quarterback Johnny Manziel.

At 25 years old, the cornerback has floundered as a pro so far, totaling 34 tackles and one interception in three years. He is a free agent and will probably remained unsigned for the foreseeable future.

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