Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is reportedly facing a suspension that will keep off the field for the entire 2016 season.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bryant found out this past week that he violated the league's substance-abuse policy once again and could face a year-long suspension. Last season, the 24-year-old wideout out of Clemson missed the first four games of the 2015 campaign for the exact same thing.
Upon learning about the potential punishment from the league, Bryant's agent Thomas Santanello told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that an appeal has been filed. “They want to suspend him for a year and right now it’s under appeal,” he said. “I don’t have all the information yet. I can confirm it’s true where it stands right now.”
Following his suspension last year, Bryant developed into a great No. 2 passing option for Ben Roethlisberger, racking up 765 receiving yards on 50 catches and six touchdowns.
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[via CBS Pittsburgh]