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Armonty Bryant suspended for first four games in 2016

Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant's troubles continue as the NFL announced Friday that he will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season

Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy the NFL announced in a statement Friday afternoon

Hue Jackson said at the NFL Combine that he’s talked with Bryant about his off-field issues.

“I’ve spoken to him,” Jackson said Feb. 24. “You better believe I have. We’re good. We’ll be fine. I think he has talent, but again, it’s not just about talent.”

Bryant pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of drug possession in February for an incident late in the 2015 season when he was a passenger in a car driven by former Browns defensive back De'Ante Saunders.

Bryant appeared in front of Cuyahoga County Judge Joseph Russo after he was indicted on Feb. 10.

Bond was set at $2,500 and the case was assigned to, ironically, former Browns linebacker turned judge Dick Ambrose.


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