BEREA, Ohio -- Armonty Bryant starts his NFL career in a tough spot.
On strike two. And a half.
He has no one to blame but himself.
Arrested last fall on campus at East Central Oklahoma University, Bryant got arrested again last week near campus -- for DUI -- just six days after the Cleveland Browns selected him in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. He pled no contest earlier this week.
On Thursday, he made his first trip to Cleveland. On Friday, he participated in his first NFL practice as the Browns rookie minicamp officially began.
On the practice field is where Bryant will have to make the strongest impression; guys on strike two-and-a-half have to be better than just OK. But his first stop upon arrival at Browns Headquarters was the office of head coach Rob Chudzinski, where Bryant got a stern talking-to.
And came to the realization that he was fortunate just to be hearing what he was hearing and getting fitted for his first weekend of NFL action.
"We discussed all the options...