LOS ANGELES: Cleveland Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced on Friday (Saturday in Manila).
Bryant was indicted on February 10 on two counts of felony drug possession stemming from a Christmas Day traffic stop in which he and former teammate De’Ante Saunders were arrested.
Police said they found marijuana, prescription drugs and a loaded handgun in Saunders’s car.
Bryant was charged with possession of Adderall and Oxycodone and has pleaded not guilty.
Saunders was charged with improperly handling a weapon in a motor vehicle.
Bryant is eligible to participate in off-season workouts and pre-season practices and pre-season games before his suspension begins with the start of the regular season.