Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension to start the season.
Earlier this summer, it was reported that Bell had skipped a drug test. The running back quickly denied those rumors. Now, as the Bell faces yet another suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, reports are indicating Bell skipped “several” drug tests which led to his suspension.
Bell is currently appealing the ruling.
Last season, Bell was forced to miss the first two regular season games as punishment for a 2014 arrest for marijuana possession and DUI. Now, facing another suspension for skipping tests, Bell could have some explaining to do.
The good news, however, is that the suspension will allow Bell to recover fully from a serious knee injury that ended his 2015-16 season. With the extra four weeks to recover, Bell should be at 100 percent when he returns to the field.
On the flip side, Bell is now one step closer to missing an entire season with another misstep, so he better work hard to get his act together.