As reported over the weekend, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended for a minimum of one year for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
The league officially announced Bryant’s suspension on Monday.
Bryant quickly dropped his appeal and will begin serving the suspension immediately.
The third-year pro received a four-game suspension last season for a failed drug test.
Once he returned, Bryant caught 50 passes for 765 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games.
The Steelers issued a statement regarding Bryant’s suspension:
“We are very disappointed that Martavis Bryant has put himself in this current situation of being suspended by the league,” Steelers general manager said in a statement Kevin Colbert. “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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