Arrest warrant issued for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon in paternity case

Posted at 2:38 PM, Sep 21, 2016

A warrant is out for the arrest of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon after he failed to submit a paternity test.

Cuyahoga County Judge Alison Floyd filed the warrant in juvenile court on Aug. 31. 

The warrant stems from a case in which a woman named Christina Lockhart filed a complaint, saying Gordon was the father of her child. The complaint asked the court to order Gordon to pay child support, including health insurance, for the child. 

Gordon is already suspended for the first four games of the season for failing a drug test. 

The Browns issued the following statement regarding the case: 

We are aware of the situation. Josh and his attorney are working with the Cuyahoga County Courts to resolve this matter.  We have no further comment at this time.

According to court documents, Gordon was ordered to submit samples for genetic testing by Sept. 23, 2015 but failed to do so. 

On Sept. 25, 2015, a motion to show cause was filed seeking an order that Gordon appear and show why he should not be held in contempt of court for failing to comply with the previous order. 

Court documents show Gordon was also served with a summons at two addresses— one in Cleveland and one in Los Angeles.