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Steelers GM Martavis Bryant At 'Crossroads In Life' ... After Drug Suspension

3/14/2016 12:07 PM PDT

Steelers GM: Martavis Bryant At 'Crossroads In Life' ... After Drug Suspension

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are "disappointed" in wide receiver Martavis Bryant -- who's been suspended for at least one year after failing a drug test -- and say the 24-year-old is at a crossroads in his life. 

Bryant just announced that he would be dropping his appeal of the suspension and begin to serve his punishment immediately -- and Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says the guy needs to take the time for some serious self reflection. 

"We are very disappointed that Martavis Bryant has put himself in this current situation of being suspended by the League," Colbert says. 

"He is at a crossroads of his professional life, and he needs to understand significant changes need to occur in his professional life if he wants to regain his career as a Pittsburgh Steeler."

"We are hopeful that Martavis will take the necessary steps to develop the discipline in his personal life to become a successful player and a good teammate."

Bryant had previously missed 4 games in the 2015 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He went to rehab and worked with famed NBA coach John Lucas ... but was unable to stay on the wagon. 

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