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Browns WR Josh Gordon hit with arrest warrant in paternity case

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) celebrates

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) celebrates with wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) after his 43-yard touchdown reception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. Photo Credit: AP / Jason Behnken

BEREA, Ohio — 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.

According to court documents, Gordon has ignored several requests to take a blood test to show whether he is the child’s father.

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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