Armonty Bryant
Bryant with the Cleveland Browns in 2015
No. 95, 97, 98     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-05-20) May 20, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Wichita Falls, Texas
Career information
College: East Central
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 217
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cleveland Browns ( 2013 2016)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     68
Sacks     11.5
Forced fumbles     3
Fumble recoveries     1

Armonty Charles Bryant (born May 20, 1990) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Division II East Central Tigers of Ada, Oklahoma.

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

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 LionsEdit

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]

Oakland RaidersEdit

On April 6, 2018, Bryant signed with the Oakland Raiders.[11] On May 4, 2018, he was waived by the Raiders with a non-football illness designation.[12]


On July 16, 2018, Bryant announced his retirement from the NFL.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16]

As of February 2019, Bryant is being treated for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), which has led to kidney failure and requires dialysis.[17]


  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". October 4, 2016.
  5. Bergman, Jeremy (November 1, 2016). "Lions' Armonty Bryant suspended three games" (in en).
  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. "Raiders Sign DE Armonty Bryant". April 6, 2018.
  12. "Raiders waive Cory James, cut Armonty Bryant". May 4, 2018.
  13. "Former NFL DE Armonty Bryant announces retirement". July 16, 2018.
  14. Humphrey, Sara (October 28, 2012). "ECU football player pleads no contest to drug charge". KXII News 12.
  15. Wesseling, Chris (May 6, 2013). "Browns' Armonty Bryant arrested, charged with DUI".
  16. McManamon, Pat (February 10, 2016). "Browns DE Bryant indicted on felony drug charges".
  17. Rothstein, Michael (February 24, 2019). "'I need a kidney': From NFL pass-rusher to dialysis in a year". Retrieved February 24, 2019.

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