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


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