A bad year for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant just got considerably worse as he now finds himself on the suspension list for the foreseeable future.
According to reports, the NFL is suspending Bryant indefinitely. The announcement follows a violation of the NFL’s drug policy that occurred during the off-season.
Bryant was previously suspended for the entire 2016 season for a similar violation.
The move will not affect the Oakland Raiders in the short-term though, as they had already placed Bryant on injured reserve over a week ago.
It finally happened. NFL is suspending #Raiders WR Martavis Bryant indefinitely. The slowest moving suspension train in history.
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) December 14, 2018
As a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bryant quickly emerged as one of the NFL’s most dangerous deep threats. He averaged a career-high 21.1 yards per reception in his rookie season, and had 14 TDs in his first two years with the Steelers.
Despite his off-season troubles, the Oakland Raiders ultimately traded a third-round draft pick to Pittsburgh for Bryant this past April.
The Raiders ultimately cut Bryant in September before re-signing him to a one-year deal less than two weeks later.
Bryant’s final numbers for 2018 include 19 receptions for 266 yards and no touchdowns- all career-lows for the former Clemson standout.