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Thursday
Apr092015

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell Suspended Three Games

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has been suspended after violating the league's substance abuse policy, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports.

Bell will miss the first three games of next season and will also be fined an additional game check.

He plans to appeal the suspension, Schefter reports.

Bell's suspension comes after his arrest last August, when he was caught with marijuana and also received a DUI. He received 15 month's probation.

Bell ran for 1,361 yards and scored eight touchdowns last season


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Saturday
Jan032015

Le'Veon Bell Ruled Out for Steelers Playoff Game Saturday 

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has been ruled out for the team's AFC wild-card playoff game Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens.

Bell has missed practice all week after hyperextending his right knee during the Steelers' win last Sunday night.

With Bell out, the Steelers will rely on undrafted rookie Josh Harris, Ben Tate and rookie Dri Archer to run the rock.

"The guys have to step up," Steelers receiver Antonio Brown said. "We know what (Bell) means to our team. I'm sure they're excited about their opportunities and we'll see what happens."

Bell finished the regular season leading the AFC in rushing with 1,361 yards. He also set a Steelers single-season record for catches with 83.


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Tuesday
Dec302014

ESPN: MRI Reveals No Ligament Damage in Le'Veon Bell's Knee

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell had an MRI on his injured knee that revealed no ligament damage, according to ESPN.

Bell was hurt during the team's game Sunday night versus the Cincinnati Bengals when Bengals safety Reggie Nelson laid a hit directly on Bell's right knee.

Despite the positive MRI, ESPN reports if Bell is to play in the team's playoff game Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens, he will do so through considerable pain.

Bell led the AFC in rushing this season with 1,361 yards. He also caught a Steelers single-season record for running backs 83 passes and scored 11 touchdowns.


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Tuesday
Aug262014

Steelers RB's Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Await Punishment

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) -- Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is not worried about being without both his running backs come the season opener against the Cleveland Browns.

"Everything's on the table," Tomlin said regarding punishment coming to running backs, LeGarrett Blount and Le'Veon Bell.

The two were charged with marijuana possession and driving under the influence during their trip to play the Philadelphia Eagles last week and both could be suspended at the start of the regular season.

Veteran wide receiver Lance Moore defended his teammates.

"We don't spend a lot of time talking about what happens off the field. Obviously what's going to those guys is going to happen to those guys, and nothing we can do or say here is going to change that," he said. "We're not going to disown them or treat them differently. Obviously it's a situation that we would like to have not have happened, something that maybe could have been avoided. They made a decision, [but] once we walk through these doors, it's all work."


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Thursday
Aug212014

Steelers RB's Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Face Pot Charges

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(NEW YORK) -- Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were charged with marijuana possession on Wednesday.

The Steelers were on their way to Philadelphia for their third preseason game against the Eagles Thursday and were found with marijuana at a traffic stop.

Ross Township traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after smelling a strong odor of marijuana.

"We are aware of the reports and still gathering information," Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said. "We will have no further comment at this time."

The NFL is also expected to review the incident.

Both runningbacks are still expected to play against the Eagles.


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Sunday
Dec222013

Steelers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive by Fending Off Packers

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are still alive in the AFC playoff chase.

Le'Veon Bell's one-yard touchdown run with 1:25 left in the game put the Steelers on top for the good, as Pittsburgh fended off a late charge by the Green Bay Packers to win a snow-filled contest at Lambeau Field Sunday, 38-31.

Green Bay almost sent the game into overtime. Micah Hyde's 70-yard kick return set the Packers up on the Pittsburgh 31-yard line with 1:25 to go. The Packers made it to the Steelers' one-yard line with 20 seconds left before being penalized for a false start. That penalty shaved 10 seconds off the play clock, giving the Packers only 10 seconds to play with no timeouts. Green Bay had time for one play, a throw by Matt Flynn that sailed out of the reach of Jarrett Boykin's hands,  giving Pittsburgh the win.

The win means the Steelers (7-8) can still secure the final AFC wild-card spot with some help. Pittsburgh first needs to beat Cleveland in Week 17 and then have Miami, San Diego and Baltimore all lose to clinch the six-seed.

"Our mentality hasn’t changed. We can only control what it is that we can control," Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said of the teams chances of making the playoffs. "To win the games that are presented to us, the challenge of the week. We hadn’t done enough of that to this point in the season that is why we are in this position. We better stay singularly focused on that."

Meanwhile, the Packers (7-7-1) will be able to clinch a spot in playoffs next weekend when they play a do-or-die game against Chicago. The winner makes the playoffs while the loser is out.

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Thursday
Aug222013

ESPN: Steelers' Running Back Le'Veon Bell Out 6-8 Weeks

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers were hoping to lean on rookie running back Le'Veon Bell to carry the load in the backfield this season. But after suffering a Lisfranc injury in the preseason, Bell is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

That is the best case scenario for the young running back. They are awaiting word on a second opinion on Bell's injury to see if he needs surgery. If surgery is required, Bell could miss the entire season.

Bell was the Steelers' second-round pick of the 2013 Draft, and they expected him to play a big role in the team's offense. Instead they'll have to be without him for the foreseeable future.

During his junior year at Michigan State, Bell was one of the best running backs in the country. He had 1,793 rushing yards along with 12 touchdowns. He also 32 passes out of the backfield.

The Steelers have had little luck when it comes to health at the running back position. LaRod Stephens-Howling didn't play in the team's last preseason game and Baron Batch left the same game with a stinger.

Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer are expected to be the primary running backs the Steelers entering the season now.

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Friday
Jan042013

Michigan States Le'Veon Bell Will Enter NFL Draft

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michigan State junior running back Le'Veon Bell has declared for the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-2, 237-pound Bell rushed for 1,793 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.

Bell tweeted, "As hard as it was to leave spartan nation, it was even harder to pass on such a great opportunity I have in front of me! But I love and thank spartan nation for everything! I will always be a spartan!"

ESPN's Scouts Inc. has Bell rated as the 81st best player. He is expected to be a second day pick with a slight chance of getting selected in the first round.

In three seasons at MSU, Bell rushed for 3,346 yards, catching 78 balls and scoring 34 touchdowns.

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