After a very controversial week for Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back, Le’Veon Bell, he took to social media to explain his main focus.
Like usual, the media got the best of a player right before a big game. Unfortunately, this time it was Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Le’Veon Bell. In an interview with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Bell was honest with his intentions for this offseason, stating he’d be okay with sitting out a season or retiring if the Steelers placed an exclusive rights or franchise tag on him this offseason.
Everyone knows Bell is looking for money, and he deserves it. The NFL’s best running back does way more than just carry the football for this team. As one of the team’s top pass catchers, Bell’s presence is known on almost every play.
Well, after a career full of highlight reels and plenty of talent left in the tank, Bell is looking for money. Whether Pittsburgh is going to pay him or not won’t be known until the offseason. Right now, though, Bell is just trying to focus on the playoffs.
Taking to Twitter to explain himself after the comments, Bell let the sports world know he doesn’t care about next offseason, until next offseason.
Chances are this wasn’t pushed by the team or another player. Bell has always been vocal on social media. When this came out, he simply wanted Steelers Nation to know he’s not turning the attention to himself.
Pittsburgh certainly isn’t looking for distractions right now. Whether or not this is front page of the paper doesn’t matter within the locker room. No one is concerned about whether Bell is getting paid or not until that time comes.
With a strong chance at Super Bowl number seven, Pittsburgh’s only focus is the game ahead and their road to a ring.