Armonty Bryant

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Armonty Bryant
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Bryant with the Cleveland Browns in 2015
Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1990-05-20) May 20, 1990 (age 27)
Wichita Falls, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Wichita Falls (TX)
College: East Central
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 217
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Total tackles: 68
Quarterback sacks: 11.5
Forced fumbles: 3
Player stats at

Armonty Charles Bryant (born May 20, 1990) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at East Central.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On April 27, 2013, Bryant was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round, 217th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.[1]

He was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy.[2] He was released by the Browns on October 3, 2016.[3]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On October 4, 2016, Bryant was claimed off waivers by the Lions.[4] Bryant had to serve another three-game suspension for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse.[5] He was activated on December 3, prior to Week 13.[6] He was placed on injured reserve on December 6 with a knee injury.[7]

On March 21, 2017, Bryant re-signed with the Lions.[8] He was suspended once again for the first four games of the 2017 NFL season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.[9] On October 9, 2017, after being re-instated from suspension, Bryant was released by the Lions.[10]

Personal life[edit]

In October 2012, Bryant pleaded no contest following an arrest for selling marijuana twice in a parking lot at East Central University, receiving probation from October 18, 2012 to October 18, 2017.[11] In May 2013, he was given a one-year deferred sentence after he pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.[12] Bryant was indicted on two felony drug possession charges in February 2016 after being arrested following a traffic stop on December 25, 2015 for speeding. During a search of the vehicle, Ohio Highway Patrol officers discovered two pills of Oxycodone and one Adderall.[13]


  1. ^ "Cleveland Browns pick DE Armonty Bryant in the 7th round NFL Draft 2013". Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ McManamon, Pat (March 4, 2016). "Browns LB Armonty Bryant suspended 4 games for PEDs". Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Browns release LB Armonty Bryant". October 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Lions awarded DE Armonty Bryant via waivers". 
  5. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (November 1, 2016). "Lions' Armonty Bryant suspended three games". 
  6. ^ "Lions sign WR TJ Jones to active roster and activate DE Armonty Bryant". December 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lions sign RB Joique Bell and CB Asa Jackson". December 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Lions re-sign DE Armonty Bryant". March 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Detroit Lions' Armonty Bryant suspended four games". July 18, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Detroit Lions release DE Armonty Bryant". October 9, 2017. 
  11. ^ Humphrey, Sara (October 28, 2012). "ECU football player pleads no contest to drug charge". KXII News 12. 
  12. ^ Wesseling, Chris (May 6, 2013). "Browns' Armonty Bryant arrested, charged with DUI". 
  13. ^ McManamon, Pat (February 10, 2016). "Browns DE Bryant indicted on felony drug charges". 

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