National Football League suspends former Browns bust Justin Gilbert for a year

Following the 2015 season, Gilbert was traded to division rival Pittsburgh.

The 25-year-old picked up a four-game suspension in May after a failed drug test and now has a much more severe punishment after a second mistake just a month later. Expected to be a quality addition to the Browns secondary when he was drafted in 2014, Gilbert's professional career is now in jeopardy due to the combination of suspensions and poor on-field production.

The former Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback has been suspended for one year by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.


Cleveland drafted Gilbert with the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He recorded three tackles in minimal action and was released in February.

He has 42 tackles and one interception for a touchdown in his career.

Gilbert is now a free agent after being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers in February. At that time, Warner was coming off of his first season in the National Football League at 27 years old and had appeared in just one game, completing four of 11 passes for 39 yards.


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