Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell’s suspension for missing multiple league-mandated drug tests has been reduced to three games. Orginally Bell was suspend for the first 4 games of the season. Forcing him to miss the games against the Team from Washington, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Philadelphia Eagles.
The NFL announced Bell’s suspension Friday, saying that the former Pro Bowl running back violated the league’s substance abuse policy. This is a result of a negotiated settlement between the NFL and the players’ union to get the suspension reduced from 4 games to 3 games.
Bell says that the missed tests where a result of travel issues. Bell failed to relay that problem with the tester. He counties to be one of the many offenders of the NFL drug policy like other players in the league who where recently suspend. Bell was also suspend for this very same thing at the beginning of the 2015-2016 season for 4 games.
Add these players to your most recent suspension list:
Marcell Dareus, DT(Buffalo Bills) – 4 game suspension for a drug test that tested positive for marijuana, can return October 3
K’Waun Williams, DB (Cleveland Browns) – 2 week suspension and a fine for multiple violations of team rules
Josh Brown, K (New York Giants) – 1 week suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, which stems from domestic violence arrest, eligible to return September 12
Zach Sterup, OT (Kanas City Chiefs) – 4 game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances