Martavis Bryant hasn’t been fully reinstated, can’t practice/play until he is

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When Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was conditionally reinstated from suspension by the NFL in April, he was cleared to take part in “meetings, conditioning work and similar activities.”

Clearance for “all preseason activities,” including practices and games, called for Bryant to make arrangements for “clinical resources” in Pittsburgh. It appears whatever arrangements have been made haven’t passed muster with the league.

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert released a statement on Thursday afternoon saying that Bryant remains limited to off-field work as training camp gets underway.

“Upon his conditional reinstatement in April, Martavis Bryant was made aware it was only the beginning of a process toward a return to being a full contributing member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have been informed by the NFL that Martavis is still in the process of being fully reinstated. Until that time, Martavis will be permitted to take part in off-the-field team activities at training camp, but he will not be permitted to practice or play in any games.”

It seems counterintuitive that players who will be suspended for games in the early portion of the season are able to practice and play in the preseason while Bryant is not, but that’s the position that the wideout is in until further notice.

4 responses to “Martavis Bryant hasn’t been fully reinstated, can’t practice/play until he is

  1. Clearance for “all preseason activities,” including practices and games, called for Bryant to make arrangements for “clinical resources” in Pittsburgh. It appears whatever arrangements have been made haven’t passed muster with the league.

    So he was conditionally reinstated in April and hasn’t made these arrangements yet? It certainly doesn’t sound like he cares that much about being reinstated. How can it take over three months to make these arrangements. This guy is Josh Gordon 2.0.

    I wonder if Vegas has an over/under on how many games this guy plays this season before he’s suspended again.

  2. You sound just as uninformed as that statement. The league simply has not completed their review of his arrangements and what is clear is that people love to jump to conclusions and judge as if they’ve got answers and information when you’ve got neither.

    Your statement makes the false assumption that he hasn’t made arrangements. Then you proceed to judge and determine the man’s future based upon your wild speculations which is easy because you have no accountability to the facts.

    What’s clear is that you probably just hate on professional athletes and look forward to anything negative so you can rush to judgement with crap like this as such makes you feel better about whatever lacks so much in your life that you’d spend time doing this… and I have fun calling you out.

  3. The NFL doesn’t really give a crap about this kid’s future health and welfare. One day after he’s out of the league the NFL will deny any bodily injury ever resulted from playing their sport and refuse to support him. This is all to “protect the shield’s” image. A giant PR move for Goodell.

    Until Roger is gone, my money will stay in my pocket.

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