Martavis Bryant did not do himself any favors in the United States, and appears to be doing the same in Canada.
After several seasons away from football, the former NFL wide receiver signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League earlier this year. He has not provided his new team with a positive showing…because he hasn’t actually showed up to play for the team.
Because of that, Bryant was recently placed on the Argonauts’ suspended players list for failing to report to training camp when it opened over the weekend.
“We’ve had some contact with him. I’m getting a little impatient with the thing,” Argonauts head coach Ryan Dinwiddie said on Bryant, via 3DownNation.com. “We need to get him up here now if he’s going to make an impact on our team. The ball is in his court, he needs to get his passport and get those things squared away. We’ll see how that’s going to play out.”
Bryant last played in the NFL in 2018 with the then-Oakland Raiders, but was suspended indefinitely by the league that season after failing to comply with the league’s substance abuse policy. It was reported in July 2019 that he applied for reinstatement with the league in June, but nothing came of it.
In total, Bryant has recorded 145 receptions for 2,183 yards and 17 touchdowns in 44 regular season NFL games.