What would be the worst news Steelers fans would want to hear this time of the year?
Dejan Kovacevic is reporting that Steelers wide receiver Martavis Brant is facing a season-long suspension for yet another violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Bryant served a four-game suspension to start the 2015 season.
The news broke Kovacevic’s site DK on Pittsburgh Sports but he and his other staff writers confirmed on Twitter that the suspension was confirmed by Bryant’s agent.
What an idiot. No matter what your stance on the legalization of marijuana is or whether you believe the overwhelming evidence that it is a more effective and less dangerous pain medication than anything from a pharmacy if your job requires you not to do it during a certain period of time you need to be an adult enough to comply. Plain and simple.
The Steelers’ season won’t be ruined by this, thankfully they have better and more dedicated players than Bryant but Bryant’s career might not be able to recover from something like this.
I’d be surprised if he ever played another down in a Steelers uniform.
Ben Roethlisberger issued a challenge to Martavis at the start of the offseason on 93.7 The Fan.
"“I’m already talking to him about the offseason, what he needs to do to take that next step. I told him, this offseason, you need to become the best in the world.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
What a waste.