Bryant (suspension) will participate in the Browns' offseason program despite being suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season, Cleveland.com reports. Bryant is not only suspended for the first quarter of this season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, but he was also indicted in February on felony drug charges. Despite those troubling off-field issues, Bryant will be with the Browns when their offseason program begins next month, even though his status with the team beyond then remains a bit more uncertain.
Bryant has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. Bryant's suspension comes after he was indicted last month on felony drug charges stemming from a December arrest in which he possessed Adderall, marijuana, oxycodone and a gun in his car. In addition to that alarming situation, Bryant will now be sidelined for the first quarter of the upcoming situation, compounding his tribulations at the moment.
Bryant was indicted Tuesday on felony drug charges stemming from a traffic stop on Dec. 25, ABC 5 Cleveland reports. During the stop, police officers allegedly found Bryant with Adderall on his person in addition to marijuana, oxycodone, and a gun in the car. While he wasn't the driver, the charges could have an impact on the final year of his rookie deal in 2016.
Bryant was arrested at a traffic stop Friday morning and will be inactive for Sunday's game while tending to that legal matter. Bryant has registered career highs in tackles, sacks, and forced fumbles this season, so it's an unfortunate turn of fortune as the Browns take on the Chiefs. It remains to be seen if he receives any further discipline from his team or the league.
Bryant collected seven solo tackles and two quarterback sacks in Sunday's victory over the 49ers. Bryant logged his best statistical performance of the season, getting to the quarterback for the first time since Week 5. Despite the strong performance, the inconsistency makes him tough to rely on as an IDP.
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