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Browns OLB Armonty Bryant Suspended 4 Games for PEDs

Armonty Bryant is in trouble with both the law and the NFL.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Armonty Bryant received a four-game suspension from the NFL on Friday for violating the league's performance enhancing drug (PED) policy.

The NFL released the statement Friday afternoon, declaring that Bryant will miss the first four games of the 2016 season. However, the three-year veteran will be allowed to participate in all offseason activities and in all preseason games.

Bryant was indicted on February 10 on two counts of felony drug possession after he was arrested following a ttraffic stop for speeding on Christmas morning. According to's Pat McManamon, Bryant pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on February 24.

The Miami native faces these legal troubles for possession of Adderall and Oxycodone. Ex-Brown De'Ante Saunders was also indicted in the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas for improperly handling a weapon in a motor vehicle.

Bryant did not play in the final two games of the season after recording a career-high 5.5 sacks in 14 games. The 25-year-old linebacker has 41 tackles in 31 games in the NFL.

Considering the new regime's apparent distaste for off-field incidents, Bryant's career as a Brown might be nearing its end.