What’s Next for Cleveland Browns Rookie Armonty Bryant?
When the Cleveland Browns decided that they would use their seventh round pick of the 2013 NFL Draft to draft they knew what they were getting themselves into. During the 2012 season, he was arrested twice for trying to sell marijuana to an undercover police officer in a campus car-park and only six months before the draft, rookie defensive end Armonty Bryant pleaded no contest to distribution of marijuana in a school zone. The latest (as if you haven’t heard) is that Bryant was arrested and charged on Monday night with a DUI after blowing a .098 on a breathalyzer test, taking ten attempts to blow a successful test when he was pulled over.
First-year coach Rob Chudzinski said the Browns were sure that he was past the mistakes he had made and ready was ready to move on, but now that seems pretty unlikely.
As it stands and until further notice from the Browns, Bryant fully intends to attend the Browns rookie mini-camp this Friday. This is all up in the air at the moment, but until the Browns make a statement regarding the issue of him remaining on the team, we will just have to go ahead and assume that he’ll be welcomed(-ish).
If in the increasingly likely event that the Browns decide to let Bryant get away with his latest ‘misdeed’, they will have him on an extremely short rope. The Browns made the mistake of drafting him in the first place, and they knew exactly what they could be in for so it’s possible that they may have to let this one slide. But if the man even sneezes without being granted permission to while at rookie camp, he will probably be cut.
It’s not looking good just beginning his NFL career, and it’s likely we will know his fate with the Browns before rookie camp on Friday.
Simon Greene is a Writer for Rant Sports. Be Sure to Follow Simon on Twitter @simongreene88