Lions DE Armonty Bryant Suspended

The Lions announced that defensive lineman Armonty Bryant has been hit with a three-game suspension. Bryant already served a four-game PED suspension to start the season, but this is a separate ban for a separate incident. 

Over the summer, Bryant pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted drug possession, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was originally charged with felony drug possession after he was caught with Adderall and Oxycodone. After serving 68 days of probation, he’ll now be sidelined from NFL action until next month.

The Browns surprised many when they cut Bryant on Oct. 3, the day he was slated to return from his first suspension. Cleveland brass didn’t feel that he was worth the headaches, but the Lions decided to roll the dice on him. Bryant, 26, enjoyed something of a breakout season in 2015, racking up career-highs in sacks (5.5), tackles (40), and forced fumbles (two). In four games for Detroit, Bryant racked up five total tackles and three sacks.

The Lions released a statement on Bryant moments ago:

When we signed Armonty, we knew additional discipline from the NFL was a possibility due to an incident that occurred in 2015. Since joining our team, Armonty has met our expectations on and off the field.”

In related news, the Lions signed tight end Matthew Mulligan and placed fellow tight end Cole Wick on IR.

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  1. True East Side Lions Fan

    We (Detroit Lions Fans) deserve and are in need of a contributing, hungry and healthy running back to help us with our non-productive running game. That being said Detroit Lions Upper Management Organization please sign ray rice. I think he has learned his lesson in his personal life situation as I am vehemently against domestic violence. I think he can he can himself by helping the team by getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to play the game he loves and will miss if he does get another opportunity to play in the NFL. What’s the worst that can happen for him if the Detroit Lions Manangement gives him a shot to make the team. Nothing as you and I know his contract will be rescinded if ray rice doesn’t walk a straight and narrow path.
    Make It Happen!!!!
    True East Side Lions FAn

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