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Josh Gordon appears in court, arrest warrant canceled

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Posted at 7:23 AM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 07:23:21-04

Josh Gordon's attorneys said the Browns wide receiver received notice of his court appearance late and immediately complied, canceling the arrest warrant issued in August.

According to a statement released on Sept. 21 by attorneys from McGinty Hilow & Spellacy CO LPA, Gordon was told of his need to appear in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court at 12 p.m. on Sept. 21. When he learned of the request, he went to court and a hearing was held. 

Gordon's case was continued until November if another hearing is needed, the statement said.

Gordon attorney statement

The warrant stemmed from a case in which a woman named Christina Lockhart filed a complaint that said 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 was 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.