Steelers receiver Bryant conditionally reinstated to league

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Steelers receiver Bryant conditionally reinstated to league

Washington (AFP) – Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was conditionally reinstated to the NFL after being suspended for the entire 2016 season, the Steelers said Tuesday.

Bryant, who missed 20 regular-season games over two seasons for repeated violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy, is eligible to participate in the Steelers’ pre-season meetings, conditioning work and other football-related activities.

Bryant has played in just 21 NFL games in 2014 and 2015, amassing 76 receptions for 1,314 yards and 14 receiving touchdowns.

“We also understand that this is just the beginning, as he works to return to the team and meet all the conditions of his reinstatement,” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement. 

“We look forward to working with Martavis to ensure that he is mentally and physically prepared to contribute to our efforts on the field, while also maintaining proper balance to keep his life in order off the field.”

Martavis Bryant of the Pittsburg Steelers runs with the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio
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