The Pittsburgh Steelers organization might already be preparing to start of the 2015 campaign without star RB Le’Veon Bell, who could be facing a potential 2-game suspension due to his drug arrest last August.
Bell and former Steelers teammate LeGarrette Blount were arrested Aug. 20 after police smelled marijuana coming from their vehicle, which Bell was driving.
Bell will spend 15 months on probation in a first-offender’s program and will have his driver’s license suspended for 60 days. Under the terms of the NFL’s new substance abuse policy, he faces up to a two-game suspension.
Bell who is entering his 3rd NFL season is coming off of a career year that catapulted him into NFL superstar status. Bell finished the season with 1,361 yards rushing and 8 rushing TD’s while also compiling 83 catches for 854 receiving yards.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert acknowledged Tuesday that the team will be prepared if Bell receives a suspension.