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Browns LB Armonty Bryant Suspended Four Games For PED Violation

The Cleveland Browns announced Friday that LB Armonty Bryant has been suspended four games for a PED violation.

Here’s the statement from the NFL:

Armonty Bryant of the Cleveland Browns has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Bryant is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

This comes less than a month after he was indicted for gun and drug charges in connection with a Christmas-day traffic stop, per Cory Shaffer of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

According to the indictment, Bryant faces two felony drug possession charges, while Saunders has one charge of improperly handling weapons in a motor vehicle.

Saunders reportedly was taken into custody for OVI and speeding on Christmas morning. After searching the vehicle, Police discovered one handgun with a 22-round magazine and three Adderall and OxyCodone prescription pills.

Bryant, 25, is in the final year of his four-year, $2.221 million rookie contract that includes base salaries of $585,000 this season and another $675,000 in 2016.

In 2015, Bryant has appeared in 14 games and recorded 40 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, a recovery for the Browns.