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Armonty Bryant staying sober

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04:30 PM ET 06.26 | Browns rookie defensive end Armonty Bryant admitted Tuesday to a substance abuse problem. But with the help of fellow rookie Barkevious Mingo, team support and some powerful messages at this week's NFL rookie symposium, he's staying sober. "I would say yes,'' Bryant said after the rookies' Play 60 youth event at the Browns facility when asked if drugs and alcohol had been a problem. "Because I thought at times I was above the game, and that's one thing they???ve been teaching us at the symposium -- don???t be above the game. "It's a blessing that I???m even here playing this game and living out a dream of mine. So don't take advantage of this, and I feel that???s exactly what I did.''

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June 26, 2013  05:20 PM ET

One day at a time, Bro.

June 26, 2013  05:20 PM ET

Good luck to the kid.

June 26, 2013  05:38 PM ET

If nothing else, there's always plenty of time to party... ride motorcycles... parachute... goof off... whatever you happen to want to do... after the short couple of years that you get to play in the NFL.

June 26, 2013  05:44 PM ET

Best wishes to the kid. Hope he does well.

June 26, 2013  06:58 PM ET

The Browns are in deep doo-doo long before training camp.....

June 26, 2013  07:00 PM ET

I probably would drink heavily also if my name was Armonty....

June 26, 2013  07:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

One day at a time, Bro.

I wish him the best. Hopefully he has a good support group of family, friends and team mates.

June 26, 2013  08:24 PM ET

Speaking as someone with family members with the taste for it, I wish him well.

June 26, 2013  08:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Browns are in deep doo-doo long before training camp.....

Now that Craig Stadler's clone is gone, they have a chance for mediocrity.

June 27, 2013  12:14 AM ET

Tough place to be, that young with an addictive personality suddenly wealthy beyond his imagination and surrounded by a lot of good time buddies.

Hopefully he can find something constructive to occupy his mind when the urges and peer pressure are coaxing him to make bad decisions.

 
June 27, 2013  12:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I wish him the best. Hopefully he has a good support group of family, friends and team mates.

The problem is the cast of thugs and bangers he has as peers.

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