According to sources as reported by ESPN’s NFL Insider John Clayton, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ stud running back Le’Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of the regular season. The suspension stems back to an arrest last August for a DUI and marijuana possession.
Bell and former Steelers’ running back LeGarrette Blount were both arrested last August after a policeman smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle that Bell was driving. Both players confessed to smoking marijuana and since Bell was the one driving, his punishment consists of 15 months probation a for which he had to enter into a first-offenders rehab program. Additionally, he will have his license suspended for 60 days. Blount had to serve 50 community service hours which he has already completed.
The Steelers had a rough time of it in the wild card play off game without Bell just last season. Now, they’ll likely be without their star for the first two weeks kicking off the 2015 season. Bell was the NFL’s second-best rusher in 2014 tallying up 1,361 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He also piled up 854 receiving yards from 83 catches. The Steelers will surely miss him for the two games should the suspension be enforced.