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Draft Scout Armonty Bryant News
09/02/16 - DE Armonty Bryant will begin serving his four-game league-mandated suspension at 4 p.m. Saturday -- the deadline for cutting rosters to 53. Bryant was arrested early Christmas morning during a traffic stop when he was a passenger. He was in possession of Adderall.
07/29/16 - LB Armonty Bryant, already suspended the first four games of 2016 for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted drug possession stemming from a Christmas Day traffic stop. The incident led to his suspension.
Bryant was sentenced to 68 days probation. His probation ends Oct. 3 -- the day he is eligible to return to practice with the Browns.
03/05/16 - LB Armonty Bryant of the Browns has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced Friday (March 4).
Bryant was indicted on Feb. 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 claim they found marijuana, prescription drugs and a loaded handgun in Saunders' car.
Bryant's charges are for possession of Adderall and Oxycodone. Saunders, who has since been released, was charged with improperly handling of a weapon in a motor vehicle.
Bryant is eligible to participate in offseason workouts and preseason practices and games. His suspension, without pay, begins at the start of the regular season.
Bryant had 5.5 sacks last season before being deemed inactive for the final two games due to the Christmas Day incident.
03/04/16 - LB Armonty Bryant has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced Friday. Bryant was indicted on Feb. 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. Bryant's charges are for possession of Adderall and Oxycodone. Bryant had 5 1/2 sacks for the Browns last season.
12/27/15 - OLB Armonty Bryant and practice-squad DB De'Ante Saunders were arrested Christmas morning following a traffic stop.
Browns general manager Ray Farmer released a statement Saturday and said Bryant, who is second on the team with 5.5 sacks, will sit out Sunday's game in Kansas City against the Chiefs.
"We are aware of the arrests of De'Ante Saunders and Armonty Bryant after a traffic stop early Friday morning," Farmer said. "These are charges that we take very seriously. The importance of responsible decision-making is something we continually stress to all members of our organization, which makes it extremely disappointing that these two individuals would put themselves in this situation by making such poor decisions.
"Armonty will be inactive on Sunday for our game against the Chiefs and will not travel with the team to Kansas City so he can tend to this personal legal matter. In addition to being a pending legal matter, this incident is subject to the NFL personal conduct policy and we have no further comment at this time."
WOIO TV in Cleveland reported that Saunders was driving when he was stopped along I-71 and arrested at 2:16 a.m. for operating a vehicle under the influence and speeding.
Bryant was arrested for possession of Adderall because he couldn't provide a prescription for the drug, which is on the NFL's list of banned substances. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office will determine if Bryant will face charges.
According to the citation from Berea Municipal Court in Cuyahoga County, Saunders and Bryant were stopped in a 2015 green Dodge traveling 75 mph in a 60-mph zone. Saunders refused a breathalyzer test.
The State Highway Patrol confirmed that Saunders was cited for driving under the influence. Patrol spokesman Lt. Craig Cvetan also said a gun was confiscated from Saunders' car and information about the gun will be forwarded to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office because Saunders does not have a concealed weapons per