NFL suspends Bryant for substance abuse


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NFL suspends Bryant for substance abuse

Former Clemson wide receiver Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
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has been levied a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to Adam Schefter.

Earlier in the day, ESPN ranked Bryant as it's No. 1 NFL prospect.

"Last year, Bryant was only the second rookie receiver since 1995 to gain over 20 yards per reception (minimum 25 catches)," ESPN said. (Kenny Stills in 2013 was the other.) "An offseason elbow procedure put Bryant a bit behind Markus Wheaton in Steelers training camp, which could keep him from becoming a starter until late this season or perhaps next season. But in all truth, the only thing standing between Bryant and stardom may be a little waiting time."

Bryant had 26 catches for 549 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie season (9 games). The eight touchdowns were tied for fourth-most among NFL rookies, and he was only the eighth Steeler's rookie to reach 500 yards.

His suspension has been appealed according to Schefter and could be reduced down to two games.

At Clemson, Bryant had 61 receptions for 1,354 yards and 13 touchdowns along with a 17-yard carry and 291 yards on 14 kickoff returns in 1,020 snaps over 37 games (13 starts) in his career ... first in school history in yards per reception (22.2) and tied for 10th in receiving touchdowns.


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allorangeallthetime52®
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Tigerdug23®
spacer Agreed.***
DefensiveTackleU
spacer And players should abide by the By Laws until something is
MRTTMT
spacer He wouldn't get 4 games for weed right?
Tharealdonjuan
spacer He never said what he had before all that steak. What a
morris
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gpcarter1983
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clemsonnum1
spacer Yep..... not a surprise....
GSCtiger
spacer IF that is the case why are so many players that stupid?
CUTIGR69
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badb
spacer kinda disappointed to see nothing but jokes in this thread
T_I_P
spacer As a Clemson fan I am very disappointed in Mr Bryant!
lightbulbbill®
spacer Agree. Why do anything to mess up a promising NFL career?***
Tiger5
spacer Dabo's locker room must be really "good". No wonder every
CaptCrash
spacer Please explain***
nighthawk
spacer There's no explaination for ignorant drivel***
attheesso®
spacer Steak! All Steak! Man, he was high when he said that.***
ColaTownTiger
spacer He may have meant 16oz of this staked up.***
argonaut1992®
spacer Re: Steak! All Steak! Man, he was high when he said that.***
OneJedi
spacer Re: Steak! All Steak! Man, he was high when he said that.***
tiger tooth
spacer How do y'all know it was
attheesso®
spacer Com'On Man!***
ColaTownTiger
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TracyH79
spacer It's weed.***
CoolBreeze864
spacer smokem if you gottem***
cuvatiger®
spacer at least he didn't beat a woman.***
freakgeek
spacer So much for the all steak diet.***
TigersAndCubs
spacer Re: So much for the all steak diet.***
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer oopsss***
ClemsonSCTiger
spacer I've been a big Martavis advocate for 4 years
SocMan2®
spacer This was actually a smart play by Bryant, here's why
Brady
spacer to get the 4 games it means 2nd positive i believe***
henry®
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BSTiger13
spacer What an Effing Idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
coachmac
spacer Re: What an Effing Idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CUtimes2®
spacer At least 60-70% of college players smoke weed, Clemson
truthorlou
spacer Just because you have stardom and lots of money . . .
PetesPonies
spacer How'd NFL know it's substance abuse, not just substance use?***
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