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Tomlin Speaks on the Suspension of WR Martavis Bryant

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The Steelers will be without second-year wide out Martavis Bryant for the first four games of 2015, as the NFL denied the receivers appeal on his suspension.

“We are disappointed… but we’re going to remain supportive,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said to open his Tuesday press conference. “”We don’t have a definitive plan for him moving forward but we will.”

The coach went on to say that the team saw the suspension coming, and they will play for life without the wide out, who last season finished with 26 receptions for 549 yards and eight touchdowns in just 306 regular season snaps.

“We’re not surprised by it, we’ve knew about the possibility (of the suspension) for some time,” Tomlin said.

The coach said that the teams drafting of Sammie Coates was a direct result of the suspension. Reports say Bryant’s suspension is for multiple failed marijuana tests.

“He’s let his teammates down, the organization down, his family down, and of course Steeler Nation,” Tomlin said.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. DaveB

    September 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Bryant has failed multiple drug tests to get to this four game suspension . If he fails one more , hes looking at a ten game suspension . With that being said , its time for Martavis to take a long hard look in the mirror . The question he needs to ask himself is , do I want to play in the NFL for one of the greatest franchises in league history and make millions of dollars while I’m doing it ? Or , do you want to smoke pot and constantly be reprimanded by the league as well as hurting your teammates and the organization . If his answer is the latter , then show his butt the door and move on with life . We dont need those kinds of players on the Steelers . In addition the same thing goes for LeVeon Bell . If he cleans up his act , then so be it . If he doesnt , and he ends up getting suspended again in a year or two from now , show his butt the door to . The Steelers dont need that type of player playing for them . Do you want to go this drama every year like the Cleveland Browns and Josh Gordon ? I think not .

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