The Pittsburgh Steelers were without star running back Le’Veon Bell for most of the 2015 season and now it looks like they could be without him for just a little while longer. It was reported that the running back could miss the first four games of the 2016 season due to a missed drug test.
ESPN reported that Bell had missed a drug test, not failed one, and the only reason the suspension hasn’t be confirmed is because it is going through the appeals process. If it is not overturned, he would sit out the first four games of the 2016 season.
Last year, Bell was hit with a three-game suspension, which was later reduced to two, after he was arrested for marijuana possession and DUI in the summer of 2014. He played in six games before tearing his MCL and PCL and missing the last eight games of the regular season and their playoff run.
The league is set to hear Le’Veon Bell’s appeal ahead of the regular season despite no date being set. Throughout his three-year career with the Steelers, he has rushed for 2,777 yards and 19 touchdowns while catching 152 passes for 1,389 yards and three scores.