Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell facing three-game NFL suspension


The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely start the 2015 season without running back Le’Veon Bell.

Bell will be suspended for the first three games of the upcoming season, plus fined an additional game check, for violating the league’s substance abuse policy according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Bell was charged with DUI and marijuana possession last year along with his former teammate LaGarrette Blount who received a one-game suspension.  Bell is appealing his suspension.


Losing Bell for any stretch is a major blow to the Steelers’ offense. The 23-year-old running back emerged as one of the game’s big threats at the position in 2014, racking up more than 2,000 rushing-receiving yards.