Josh Gordon leaves Baylor program

Updated: August 16, 2011, 12:24 PM ET
By David Ubben | ESPN.com

Baylor junior receiver Josh Gordon has left the Bears program after being suspended indefinitely before preseason camp began, coach Art Briles confirmed Tuesday.

"Circumstances have unfolded for Josh that require him to pursue his collegiate degree and athletic career at a different university," Briles said. "I'm appreciative of the efforts he has made the past two seasons for this football program."

Gordon, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound target, was the Bears' second-leading receiver in 2010, catching 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns, including a 94-yard score in the conference opener against Kansas that stands as the longest play in school history.

Gordon was arrested last October after being found in a car that had marijuana inside at a Taco Bell near the Baylor campus.

Gordon, who led the Big 12 with 17 yards per reception, is reportedly considering a transfer to Utah.

"I have no idea right now," Briles said at a Big 12 media days appearance last month, when asked if he'd be getting Gordon back in the 2011 season. "You all are a lot smarter than I am. Somebody can give you the definition of 'indefinitely.' I think it might mean this afternoon. It might mean 10 years from now. I don't know. I know we're going to move forward, we're going to play, and we're going to be good."

David Ubben covers Big 12 football for ESPN.com.

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