Sports at a glance
Ex-Steeler to play in CFL
Martavis Bryant, the former Steelers and Raiders wide receiver suspended multiple times by the NFL for substance abuse violations, signed with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts Monday.
The ex-Clemson star drew an indefinite suspension in 2018 while with Oakland. He has not played in the league since.
The NFL said at the time he violated terms of his conditional reinstatement from a previous ban under the league’s substance abuse policy.
Bryant, while with Pittsburgh, was suspended for the 2016 season for multiple violations of the policy. He also drew a four-game suspension in 2015 for the same reason.
A fourth-round Steelers pick in 2014, the 29-year-old Bryant has 145 catches for 2,183 yards and 17 touchdowns in 44 career NFL games.
The CFL plans to return in 2021 after canceling its 2020 season because of the pandemic.
Five Panthers get honored
PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh placed five student-athletes on the 2020 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team.
Pitt’s 2020 All-ACC Academic Football Team honorees are senior long snapper Cal Adomitis, junior defensive end Deslin Alexandre, junior punter Kirk Christodoulou, junior offensive tackle Gabe Houy and senior center Jimmy Morrissey.
Morrissey was named to the All-ACC Academic Football Team for the fourth consecutive year, joining former offensive tackle Adam Bisnowaty (2013-16) as the only Pitt players to achieve that feat. Christodoulou was honored for the third time, while Alexandre earned his second All-ACC Academic honor.
From Mirror, wire reports