Report: Another Martavis Bryant Suspension Possible

Former Steelers WR may face minimum 1-year ban

Josh Rowntree
June 15, 2018 - 1:20 am
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit:

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The Oakland Raiders fear that former Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant may be suspended for again violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, this according to a report by Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Michael Gehlken

Bryant was suspended twice while with the Steelers, including the entire 2016 season. He also missed four games in 2015 after a failed test. 

He was traded to Oakland for a 3rd round pick in April’s NFL Draft. 

Last season, Bryant became the center of controversy in Pittsburgh after publicly complaining about his lack of playing time via social media. He then told ESPN that he desired to be traded. 

A player can violate the League’s substance abuse policy by testing positive for a banned substance or by failing to appear for the test. 

Gehlken’s report does note that Raiders officials refused comment Thursday.