The reinstatement process for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has now started.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Bryant’s agent Tom Santanello has confirmed that Bryant has now officially applied for reinstatement to NFL.
Bryant, who was suspended for the entire 2016 season for several violations of the league’s substance abuse policy, has spent much of his time off from the league in Las Vegas. The Steelers former fourth round draft pick has resumed his offseason training and has even put on some weight.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Bryant admitted that he hasn’t smoked marijuana in 8 months and that he knows he’s likely down to his last strike as far as his NFL career goes.
There is no timetable currently for when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will consider Bryant’s reinstatement request. Hopefully that decision is made prior to the 2017 NFL Draft.