CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Browns announced on Friday that Armonty Bryant will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
He will be suspended without pay.
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Bryant and De’Ante Saunders were both indicted recently following a Christmas Day traffic stop.
Bryant was indicted on two counts of drug possession, while Saunders was indicted for improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. Both pleaded not guilty and were issued $2,500 bond.
Saunders was on the Browns practice squad at the time, and Bryant, who was a passenger in Saunders’ car, were stopped on I-71 southbound in Brook Park just after 2 a.m. on Christmas Day.
The State Highway Patrol says Saunders was cited for driving under the influence and was going 75 in a 65 mile an hour zone. A gun was also confiscated from the car.
Although Bryant is suspended for those games, he is allowed to participate in the team’s preseason practices and games.
Here is the Cleveland Browns entire statement:
Armonty Bryant of the Cleveland Browns has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Bryant is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.