The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t have wide receiver Martavis Bryant during the 2016 season as the former fourth-round draft pick out of Clemson was suspended several months ago for violating the the league’s substance abuse policy once again.
Bryant, who is believed to be currently living in Las Vegas, took to Twitter Friday afternoon and delivered a short statement.
Let me clear this up for everyone I don't smoke anymore you lucky enough I am giving you this information especially to irrelevant people.
— Martavis Bryant (@ThaBestUNO) September 9, 2016
“Let me clear this up for everyone I don’t smoke anymore you lucky enough I am giving you this information especially to irrelevant people,” Bryant posted.
I’m not sure as to what led to Bryant all of a sudden wanting to take to to Twitter to announce this, but I think it’s easy to speculate that he probably heard or read something about himself potentially still smoking marijuana.
While Bryant’s affirmation on social media is nice to see and will ultimately make a few headlines and posts such as this one, his actions moving forward will speak louder than anything he writes on social media. Bryant is most definitely at a crossroads in his career and another failed or missed drug test could potentially end it for good.
Should Bryant indeed stay on the straight and narrow from here on out, he potentially could be reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sometime prior to the start of the Steelers 2017 training camp.