The status of one of the single-most talented wide receivers on a Pittsburgh Steelers franchise that's hosted two Hall of Famers and perhaps two others is up in the air after Martavis Bryant was hit with a year-long suspension for another violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to DKPittsburghSports.
A player who at times looks like Randy Moss on the field, Bryant is appealing the suspension, as confirmed to the Post-Gazette by Bryant's agent Thomas Santanello.
Bryant was suspended for four games last season and sought counseling in Houston at the John Lucas Clinic. He returned to the team and resided with his mother last season in an attempt to become clean but apparently suffered a relapse.
Bryant, a 6-4, 211-pounder from Clemson, was a fourth-round draft pick in 2014.
After missing the first six games with a shoulder injury, Bryant caught 26 passes for 549 yards (21.1) and eight touchdowns as a rookie.
Suspended for the first four games last year, Bryant returned to catch 50 passes for 765 yards (15.3) and six touchdowns.
Bryant has also carried eight times for 49 yards and a touchdown and set a Steelers record with 14 total touchdowns in his first 16 games.
In his last game, in the playoffs against the eventual champion Denver Broncos, Bryant caught nine passes for 154 yards and a touchdown and became the first receiver in NFL history with 40-yard runs (40, 44) in two straight playoff games.
Bryant's 194 yards from scrimmage against Denver is a Steelers' single-game postseason record, and his 154 receiving yards ranks third.
The career of the talented Bryant remains in question, at least in Pittsburgh.