Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is facing a four-game suspension after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, league sources say.
Bryant has filed an appeal.
Bryant, a fourth-round selection in the 2014 draft out of Clemson, caught 26 passes for 549 yards and eight touchdowns during his rookie season with the Steelers. Last year, Bryant was only the second rookie receiver since 1995 to gain over 20 yards per reception (minimum 25 catches). Kenny Stills also accomplished the feat in 2013 with the Saints. h/t espn
He underwent a minor procedure earlier in training camp for an elbow infection and missed a few days of practice.