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Browns OLB Armonty Bryant pleads guilty to misdemeanor drug charge, could face second league suspension

Browns outside linebacker Armonty Bryant could face a second NFL suspension following a guilty plea Wednesday to a misdemeanor drug charge.

Browns outside linebacker Armonty Bryant could face a second NFL suspension following a guilty plea Wednesday to a misdemeanor drug charge.
Bryant’s case will be reviewed under the league’s policies, according to a league spokesman.
Bryant, 26, was suspended in March for four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Bryant was arrested early Christmas morning. He was a passenger when former practice squad safety De’Ante Saunders was stopped for speeding on I-71 in Brook Park. The police found oxycodone and Adderall on Bryant, and he couldn’t produce a prescription for either.
He was indicted on two felony charges and pleaded not guilty. He changed the plea Wednesday and received 68 days probation, a suspended sentence of 180 days in jail and must pay a $1,000 fine, according to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court records.
His probation will terminate Oct. 3, the day he’s scheduled to be eligible to return to the Browns following the original suspension.
Bryant can participate in training camp and play in the preseason before serving the suspension. The discipline will cost him $158,823 of his $675,000 base salary.
He started two of 14 games in 2015 and had 5.5 sacks. He was drafted in the seventh round in 2013.
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Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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