Le’Veon Bell Suspension Begs Question: What’s Happening in Pittsburgh?

July 22, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On April 20—that date will resonate with some—Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell tweeted something prescient. Actually, it wasn't prescient. It was basically the same as stamping "idiot" on his forehead.
Tweeted Bell: "Of course I get a 'random' drug test on 4/20...good luck with that sample."
You know how the TSA says don't joke about bombs at a security checkpoint because that joke will be taken seriously? No player with a history of drug suspensions should joke about drug testing. The league watches these things closely. I can tell you for certain that after Bell tweeted that, the NFL wasn't pleased, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. These league sources felt Bell wasn't taking his past problems seriously.
It was ESPN that first reported on Friday that Bell faces a four-game suspension, pending appeal, for missing a drug test. It's important to note the NFL considers a missed test the same as a positive test. There's a reason f...

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