Bryant Awaiting News of Possible Reinstatement


Ben Roethlisberger calms down Martavis Bryant after penalty call against Steelers

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Martavis Bryant is likely to hear from the league sometime between now and late March, or 60 days from when he officially applied for reinstatement around Jan. 28.

The reinstatement process is designed to enable the commissioner “to render a decision within 60 days of the receipt of the application,” according to the league’s policy on substance abuse, but the process can take longer than that if necessary. Bryant is subject to a meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell (or his representative) and a league medical advisor, who makes a recommendation to Goodell based on the strength of the case.

Bryant hasn’t met with Goodell yet, and though no meeting is currently scheduled, Bryant could get that call any day. By most accounts, Bryant has been in a good place mentally and chemically. That should be enough for reinstatement. After that, it’s up to him. … Stay tuned.