Excuses, Excuses: Le’Veon Bell, Others Need to Take NFL Drug Testing Seriously

July 29, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Though Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for missing a handful of drug tests, he has been adamant that he will win his appeal. 
Now we may know why.
Bell has told at least one Steelers teammate that the reason he missed his drug test was because he changed his phone number, according to a Steelers player.
The problem is, across the league, no one believes that excuse.
If that is the excuse, one team executive familiar with the league's drug policy stated, Bell's appeal will likely fail.
"If every player who missed a test could use that excuse," the team executive explained, "the drug policy would have no teeth. You might as well not have a drug policy."
Now, let's make a few things clear. We don't know for certain that this is the basis for Bell's appeal. This is what a Steelers player says Bell has told some on the team. Also, this news did not initially come directly from Bell, but was first reported by Stan Sa...

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