Updated: Jul 12, 2021
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The Toronto Argonauts media relations department yesterday revealed that they added eight players to their suspended list, and former Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was one of the players who were suspended. Once this news came out, many Steelers fans thought that Bryant failed a drug test, an issue which got him suspended by the NFL multiple times.
However, it turns out that Bryant is just having a passport issue, according to Sean Bowen, who is the Argos digital host.
Bryant signed with the Argonauts of the CFL in January. In addition, he played with the
Massachusetts Pirates of the Indoor Football League this spring.
Bryant, 29, has not played in the NFL since 2018 because of an indefinite suspension for multiple drug policy violations.
Bryant was drafted by the Steelers out of Clemson in the fourth round in the 2014 NFL Draft and made an instant impact in his rookie season with 26 receptions for 549 yards (21.1 average) and eight touchdowns. His 21.1 yards per reception that year led the NFL and his six receiving touchdowns in his first four games was an NFL record at the time.
Bryant was highly talented and was often productive whenever he was on the field, however, non-football-related issues ended up plaguing his career.
Bryant is looking to turn his career around in the CFL, but at 29 and having multiple drug policy violations in the NFL, the odds of getting on another NFL team are not good, but it's not completely impossible.