Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016


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Jason Bridge / USATODAY

According to an update from his agent Brian Fettner, former Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant is "doing great" and currently living in Nevada surrounded by the right people.

Fettner also says Bryant is heartbroken that he will not be able to play the 2016 NFL season due to his suspension.

Bryant was suspended the entire 2016 season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.


At the time of the suspension, Fettner told USA Today Sports that the 24-year old Bryant is fighting depression and this is not just a simple partying situation.

"We're all stunned, me included," Fettner said. "We clearly miscalculated the issue. His isn't a party issue. It's a coping issue and a depression issue, and he's got to take care of it."

"This is the biggest cry for help I've ever seen, and that hurts. It hurts us to see. He's 24 years old, and he's got to get right, whatever it is. If you talk to anybody's family that has depression, they will be talking about these same things -- the [despondence], the withdrawal, the head-in-the-sand despair -- just trying to cope."

In two NFL seasons (21 games), Bryant has 76 catches for 1,314 yards and 14 scores.

The Steelers drafted Bryant in the 4th round, (118th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft after a Clemson career where he had 61 receptions and 13 touchdowns.

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FB Update: Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016
TigerNet News
smoking weed won't help depression
jonnyboy
Really? They are a business and can't set rules
bengaline
just point to where i said that...k thanks
jonnyboy
it boggles the mind that the nfl would test for it
bengaline
the fact that i find it surprising and stupid
jonnyboy
I know lots of people who treat anxiety with pot.
TigerCC
if he could only get that head on straight
jonnyboy
Re: I know lots of people who treat anxiety with pot.
PenthouseTiger
when I get paranoid and anxious, I burn one
Neal in NC®
Re: I know lots of people who treat anxiety with pot.
TennesseeLadyTiger
had a 2 cent head at Clemson - still has one....
epifunny
But it is not. So follow the rules or suffer the
AThomas®
No way to explain it but it being a coping mechanism
Tickled Orange
Re: smoking weed won't help depression
allorangeallthetime52®
You're just not getting the good stuff, JB.***
ClemsonTiger1988®
If only there was a way to avoid getting suspended...***
cashmoney
Ignorant statement and an extreme over-simplification******
DWatson4Heisman
How so?***
GWPTiger®
Ignorant and extreme over-simplification?
saluda tiger
Re: FB Update: Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016
MyfavOrange®
I have a feeling he's OK financially
PenthouseTiger
Re: I have a feeling he's OK financially
MyfavOrange®
the Canadian weed can be expensive i hear***
jonnyboy
no he didn't, he misses a game, he misses a check***
CM Shack
Yes he did
PenthouseTiger
Re: FB Update: Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016
CUYankee
Re: FB Update: Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016
Litefoot®
Re: FB Update: Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016
I bleed orange
Re: FB Update: Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016
speedracer®
I bet a lot of people agree with you
PenthouseTiger
Re: FB Update: Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016
Whitehurst74®
Re: FB Update: Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016
b2westfarm
"I'll never get over this" (bubble, bubble...)***
SolidVerbal
Re: FB Update: Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016
robbensdale®
Re: FB Update: Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016
jarheadtiger®
So you're saying it would be better if he was a cheater?***
PenthouseTiger
Re: So you're saying it would be better if he was a cheater?***
jarheadtiger®
I'll agree to disagree
PenthouseTiger
I hope "surrounded by the right people" means in rehab or
76er®
Re: I hope "surrounded by the right people" means in rehab or
PenthouseTiger

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