Martavis Bryant will now unfortunately be categorized with guys like Josh Gordon, Justin Blackmon, and Daryl Washington, as the NFL has suspended the Steelers wideout for one full year.
Sources confirm Steelers WR Martavis Bryant accepts one-year suspension, violated NFL substance-abuse policy, will begin serving immediately
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 14, 2016
Bryant was originally set to appeal the one-year suspension from the NFL, but clearly he chose not too. One of Bryant’s agents, Brian Fettner, per USA Today Sports let us know that Bryant is headed to rehab because the 24-year-old is dealing with depression.
“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.”
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert released the following statement regarding Bryant:
“We are very disappointed that Martavis Bryant has put himself in this current situation of being suspended by the League. He is at a crossroads of his professional life, and he needs to understand significant changes need to occur in his personal life if he wants to regain his career as a Pittsburgh Steeler. We are hopeful that Martavis will take the necessary steps to develop the discipline in his personal life to become a successful player and a good teammate.”
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