Shortly after his reduced suspension was made public, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell addressed skepticism about his reasons for suspension.
Minutes ago, Le'Veon Bell tweeted, "Use this video for all your stories & for interview purposes...this is the last time I'll speak about it..." He attached a self-made video of himself.
In the video, Bell apologizes to his team and its fans for his off-field controversies in recent seasons and now. He then says, "I want you guys to understand I haven't purposefully missed any drug tests. I haven't failed any drug tests. I haven't smoked since December 2014."
Significantly, Bell addresses the reason for his missed drug tests.
"They tried to test me in December and January. I couldn't go to the facility to get tested, they couldn't come to me and get tested...And that's on me, I put all the blame on myself. In April, they tried to test me on a Saturday morning at 5:37 am...I was sleeping."
Ultimately, the Steeler concludes his brief message with a firm statement: "I don't have any problems. You will get a better person...out of this."
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Bell will only miss Week 1 against the Washington Redskins, Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals and Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles. His first game this season will be Week 4’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Steelers’ season opens against the Redskins on Sept. 12.