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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Didn’t Know Suspension Was Coming

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is currently facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and after the team’s preseason loss Saturday to the Buffalo Bills, the former fourth-round selection was asked if he knew the suspension was coming.

“Honestly, no,” said Bryant. “I don’t really know what’s going to happen, so at the appropriate time I will talk about it. But right now, no.”

Bryant had quite a game Saturday against the Bills as he caught three passes for 138 yards and a touchdown in addition to drawing two pass interference penalties.

“I’m just trying to develop my overall game whether it’s running catching deep balls, or running across the middle catching slants and taking it for 30 or 40 yards,” said Bryant. “Just doing what I got to do to help out the team.”

It’s hard to believe that Bryant didn’t see this suspension coming being as he was likely already in Stage Two of the league’s intervention program. Regardless, he doesn’t sound too concerned about what might be coming from the league now that he has filed an appeal.

“Honestly, right now I’m not worried about that,” said Bryant. “I’m just focused on the team and working hard at practice and just trying to get better.”

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