Browns announce wide receiver Josh Gordon is entering rehab, and he may miss his second straight season

The Cleveland Browns announced on Thursday that wide receiver Josh Gordon is entering an in-patient rehabilitation facility.

The 25-year-old receiver is serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's anti-substance policy and was expected to return for Week 5.

In a statement the Browns released on Twitter, Gordon said he's stepping away from his pursuit to return to football to "gain full control of my life."

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Here's Grodon's and the Browns' statement:

Gordon missed all of the 2015 season and played just five games in 2014 because of suspensions. Prior, Gordon was one of the NFL's best wide receivers, pulling in 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013.

Gordon was reinstated by the NFL in July after multiple drug violations and participated in training camp and preseason.

It's unclear if Gordon will return this season. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that it's "hard to imagine [Gordon] playing for the Browns again."

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CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 23: Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns looks on during an NFL preseason game against the St. Louis Rams at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 23, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 9, 2014: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 (L) and wide receiver Josh Gordon #12 (R) of the Cleveland Browns stand for the national anthem prior to a preseason game against the Detroit Lions on August 9, 2014 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won 13-12. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12 in a preseason game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12 in a preseason game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
JULY 29, 2014 - BEREA, OH: Wide receiver Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns catches a pass prior to a training camp practice at the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio on July 29, 2014. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon attends the 3rd Annual NFL Honors at Radio City Music Hall on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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