FILE PHOTO: Nov 11, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant (12) is defended by Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker Kyle Emanuel (51) in the first quarterat Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Oakland Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant was indefinitely suspended by the NFL on Friday for violating his reinstatement terms of a previous ban, the league announced Friday.
Bryant was allowed to play this season while he appealed a one-year suspension. He went on injured reserve earlier this month with a knee injury suffered on Nov. 11 during a game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
“Effective immediately, Martavis Bryant has been returned to the Reserve/Commissioner Suspended list indefinitely for violating the terms of his April 2017 conditional reinstatement under the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse,” the league said in a statement.
Bryant, who turns 27 next Thursday, reportedly violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy during the offseason.
The Clemson product was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season and the entire 2016 season because of positive drug tests while he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Raiders initially released Bryant on Sept. 1 but resigned him 11 days later when the NFL ruled he could play while appealing the penalty.
Bryant had 19 receptions for 266 yards in eight games for the Raiders this season.
—Field Level Media