The Steelers could be looking at starting the 2016 season without one of their top offensive players due to another suspension.
In the category of “What could possibly happen to ruin being a week out from the start of training camp?” ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports that “sources close to the situation” tell him that Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is currently appealing a four-game suspension.
The suspension is allegedly the result of a missed drug test, not a failed one and it hasn’t been announced yet because the appeal process is still in progress and nothing has been finalized yet. If suspended Bell will miss the start of the season for the second straight year.
Last season Bell was suspended for the first three games of the season (reduced to two) for a 2014 arrest for marijuana possession and DUI. A rumor in early June came out started by Pittsburgh shock jock radio bottom feeder Mark Madden that Bell had failed another test but the rumor never amounted to anything.
If this proves to be true it could put Bell and the Steelers in a very curious position as Bell enters the final year of his rookie contract.
This is certainly going to shake up things one way or the other for the Steelers and is by far the last thing they needed.
What do you think about the impending suspension for Le’Veon Bell?