Colbert: What’s next for Bryant is up to Bryant

AP

The Steelers have both publicly expressed their disappointment in suspended wide receiver Martavis Bryant and their confidence in the likes of Markus Wheaton and Sammie Coates to produce in Bryant’s absence.

As for what’s next for Bryant, who’s facing a suspension of at least a year, the Steelers seem to have said all they want to say. During an appearance on PFT Live with Mike Florio at the league meetings, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the next step for Bryant is the responsibility of Bryant and Bryant alone.

“Martavis needs to find himself and to get his personal life squared away,” Colbert said. “If not, he won’t have the privilege of playing in the National Football League, let alone for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“We have said we will supoort him in his cause but really the onus is on him to get his life in order and to have the type of career he [can have]. As a player we feel he’s really only scratched the surafce. We hope that he can and we will support him but really it’s up to him at this point.”

Bryant, who’s just 24, has 14 receiving touchdowns in 21 career games.