Maravtis Bryant on Saturday was asked if he was surprised about his four game suspension.

“Honestly, no,” the second year receiver said.

The truth is many inside the Steelers organization knew for months that a suspension was coming.

“I knew it was coming,” QB Ben Roethlisberger said.

The Steelers have actually known since late April and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed the issues Bryant is dealing with played a part in the decision to draft Sammie Coates in the third round.

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“I have a lot of confidence in him,” Tomlin said of Heyward-Bey.