Steelers’ Martavis Bryant Facing Season-Long Suspension For Substance Abuse
REPORT: Martavis Bryant Plans on Spending Year Suspension Smoking Weed & Watching Real Housewives
The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason took a major blow as reports claim Martavis Bryant will be suspended for the entire 2016-2017 NFL season. According to multiple sources Bryant violated the league’s substance abuse policy. This marks the second time Bryant will be suspended. He was suspended for the first four games of 2015 after failing multiple marijuana tests. Bryant’s agent says he’ll appeal the suspension, but Bryant has also prepared for a year without football.
He told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “If I can’t play next season I’ll have even more time to smoke weed and watch Real Housewives. I’ve fallen behind and have so many episodes to catch up on. And I’m talking all the seasons…Atlanta, Orange County, New York City, Beverly Hills. You name it, I’m watching it.”
Bryant has also reportedly contacted Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for advice. Gordon hasn’t played an NFL game since the 2014 season. Gordon was also suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Gordon told the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “I told Martavis being suspended for weed actually gives you more time to smoke weed. It’s like a blessing in disguise. I love weed so when they suspend you for smoking it they give you more time to smoke. I used my suspension to catch up on Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. Hell, I don’t know if I want to play football again. Bong hits and Netflix, what more do I need?”
Bryant’s suspension will leave the Steelers without a deep receiving threat and Ben Roethlisberger isn’t happy about it. A video leaked from TMZ Sports where Big Ben was caught saying, “Martavis needs to get his act together. It’s not like I’ve ever done anything to hurt my team.”
Head coach Mike Tomlin declined to respond when asked to comment on the situation.