The Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant will be suspended four games to start the 2017 season. This latest incident is his third suspension in his five-year career–all coming in the last 12 months.
Substance abuse gets Armonty Bryant again. He's been suspended the first 4 games of the season.
— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) July 18, 2017
GM Bob Quinn took a chance on the defensive end after he was cut from the Cleveland Browns midseason in 2016. After Ziggy Ansah went down with injury and desperate for defensive line help, Quinn signed the troubled lineman.
Bryant will join fellow defensive lineman Khyri Thornton on the suspension list–that’s if they make the team. Who knows how long either of the ropes these players are on with the limited tolerance of Quinn.
Bryant may not be a household name, but he did accumulate three sacks in five appearances for the Lions last year. He also has the ability to play both inside and out.
The 6-4, 265-pounder will be eligible to return on October 2nd after Detroit’s week four game against the Minnesota Vikings.