Michigan State names Le’Veon Bell honorary captain

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was one of the more productive running backs in Michigan State history. During his three seasons as a Spartan, he rushed for over 3,300 yards before leaving for the NFL where he was a second-draft pick in 2013.

According to SI.com, he will be returning home to East Lansing to be an honorary captain for his former team when the Spartans host the Oregon Ducks in what is quite possibly the game of the week between a pair of top ten teams. He will give a pregame speech to the Spartans and then walk out with the team onto the field, as is customary.

His appearance with the Spartans won’t affect his status with the Steelers for two reasons. The first is that the Steelers play on Thursday night in Foxborough against the New England Patriots and the second is that Bell was suspended for the first two games of this season after he was arrested for DUI and marijuana possession last year.

Hopefully the Steelers and Spartans both get wins to make his suspension that much easier to deal with this weekend.

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