Details on Le’Veon Bell Skipping Out on Walk-Through Day Before Game and Showing Up Late for Actual Game

Le’Veon Bell must desire a new franchise because this isn’t how a running back looking to get a maximum contract behaves.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Post Gazette — the Steelers all-world running back missed out on all “but five minutes” of the team’s final walkthrough in preparation for Jacksonville.

As another example, Tomlin wants players and coaches to report to the locker room two hours before kickoff for games. That was continually ignored by both players and a coach or two.

Not only did Bell arrive much later than that for the playoff game against Jacksonville (as well as one coach), he missed practically the entire Saturday walk-through the day before, showing up about five minutes before practice ended.

Bell, a likely All-Pro again, has threatened to retire if the Steelers hit him with the $14.57 million franchise tag for running backs.

In the teams’ defense — the next highest-paid backs earn $8.5 million per season and Pittsburgh could decide that they can do better without the star runner.

In Bell’s defense — he still finished second in the league with 1,946 yards from scrimmage.

6 thoughts on “Details on Le’Veon Bell Skipping Out on Walk-Through Day Before Game and Showing Up Late for Actual Game

  • To many retraction, was not focus. Have lost that STEELERS toughness.

  • Pay that man !!
    Paying him year to year like he’s a temp
    … and he’s your best player and works the most dangerous position in sports !!

    This is business. If you don’t want him, then send him somewhere that does … and wants to pay him … 5 years/ $100 million PLUS

    His family needs security !!

    • He is not their best or most important player. Ben and Antonio are. Hell Shazier is up there too

    • Do u understand the sport ??? How it’s played with a stationary franchise quarterback??? My guy … stop watching sports center. Without Bell … Antonio wouldn’t have time to get open 😂

    • A good running game helps but I think Antonio is more talented than Bell and Ben is the most important player on that team. After Ben the offensive line is more important than him. If he wants to leave, go ahead on

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