Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant still has three more games left on his four-game suspension and while one would think that he would want to stay around his teammates during his downtime, he’s instead decided to train out of state.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Bryant is reportedly training away from the team and out of state after first getting the approval from the front office to do so. The second-year player was granted permission as long as he stays in shape and out of trouble, according to Fowler.
Bryant is now subject to being drug tested at any time moving forward now that he’s violated the league’s substance abuse policy.
As long as he doesn’t test positive for drugs in the coming weeks, Bryant will be activated from the Reserve/Suspended list just prior to the Steelers Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers. That game will be the second of three west coast games the Steelers will play this season.
Last season as a rookie, Bryant caught 26 passes for 549 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was recently in Stage Two of the league’s drug intervention program after testing positive for marijuana several times. Another failed drug test will result in Bryant being suspended for 10 games.