The Cleveland Browns released linebacker Armonty Bryant on Monday, the day he was due to rejoin the team after a four-game suspension.
Bryant had been suspended for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He also is being investigated by the league for a misdemeanor drug conviction stemming from a Christmas Eve arrest where Adderall and Oxycodone were found in a car in which Bryant was a passenger.
In July, Bryant pled guilty to a misdemeanor after originally being charged with a felony. He was sentenced to a $1,000 fine, a 180-day suspended jail sentence and 68 days of probation. The move with Bryant came one day after Jackson vowed the Browns "were going to do things right."
"I'm trying to lay a right foundation for our organization and I'm not going to put up with foolishness with any of our players," Jackson said after the 31-20 loss to Washington. "We are going to do things right, and that's what's important."
Guard Alvin Bailey did not play against Washington. He had been arrested for operating a vehicle impaired and misdemeanor drug charges early in the morning after the team lost in Miami.
The Browns last week also made it clear they are moving on from receiver Josh Gordon. In the offseason, they had stated they were weary of Johnny Manziel's off-field incidents and eventually released him.
"When people step out of line," Jackson said, "there's consequences."
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