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Martavis Bryant facing year long suspension

The third year Steelers receiver has once again run afoul of the league's substance abuse policy

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Apparently Pittsburgh is a good place to go and get high. Or at least that's what LeGarrette Blount, Le'Veon Bell, and Martavis Bryant would have us believe. Maybe it's just an effect of having Snoop Dogg as one of your fans. It has been announced that Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant will be suspended for the 2016 season over a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Bryant's first run-in with the NFL's substance policy forced him to miss the first four games of the 2015 season, during which time Bryant checked himself into a rehab center at Houston. This is Bryant's second violation of league policy and will result in him missing the entire 2016 season, which is odd, considering that the punishment for a second violation of league policy is a 10 game suspension.

As expected, Bryant will appeal the league's punishment. If it holds, Bryant will miss the 2016 season, which includes both Ravens games.

The loss of Bryant is a big one for the Steelers, but at least Nick Boyle will have someone to watch the games with, at least for the first 10 weeks of 2016.