Agent says Martavis Bryant "heartbroken" that he can't play in 2016
|2016-07-27 14:41:18.0- -||
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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