The NFL announced Friday that they’ve suspended Raiders WR Martavis Bryant indefinitely for violating the conditions of his reinstatement.
Here’s the statement from the NFL:
“Effective immediately, Martavis Bryant has been returned to the Reserve/Commissioner Suspended list indefinitely for violating the terms of his April 2017 conditional reinstatement under the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.”
Reports first surfaced last year that the Raiders feared Bryant was facing a suspension, but it took until now for the NFL to actually announce punishment.
It’s worth mentioning that the Raiders placed Bryant on injured reserve a few weeks ago with a knee injury.
Bryant, 26, was selected by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $2.7 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season.
Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and returned to the team coming out of the preseason last year.
The Steelers traded Bryant to the Raiders in return for the No. 79 overall pick of the third round this offseason. The Raiders released him coming out of the preseason only to re-sign him a few weeks into the regular season.
Bryant will be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
In 2018, Bryant appeared in eight games for the Raiders and caught 19 passes for 266 yards receiving to go along with 23 rushing yards.