Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount officially charged with marijuana possession


Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount are in Philadelphia to play the Eagles on Thursday, but they were in Pittsburgh on Wednesday when police found marijuana in a car the two men were in.

They were arrested and, on Thursday, formally charged with crimes. Ross Township Police detective Brian Kohlhepp informed PFT that Blount and Bell are both charged with marijuana possession, as was Mercedes Dollson, a 21-year-old woman who was also in the car at the time of the stop.

Bell, who was driving, has also been charged with driving under the influence of marijuana.

There’s no word on court dates at this point and the cases should take some time to make their way through the legal system. Until they do, it is unlikely that either player will face league discipline that could threaten their availability for games this season.

53 responses to “Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount officially charged with marijuana possession

  1. I get that it’s just pot and in the grand scheme of things it really isn’t that big of a deal (although driving impaired IS a big deal) But if someone was playing me millions of dollars to do a job, I probably wouldn’t do something this stupid to jeopardize it…just sayin.

  2. roethlisberger and rice never had cases go through the legal system before they were suspended. how is this different? somewhere, josh gordon is pissed.

  3. Not surprised by Blount, he has been in plenty of trouble before, but Bell is a shock. For two players who could quietly become one of the best running back duo in the NFL this is not good at all.

    Bell had an above average rookie year while Blount showed he can play well as long as he stays out of trouble. If I were a Steelers fan, I would be slightly worried right now. Two great potentials, but history proves its’ point, if you can’t stay out of trouble, your time in the NFL will end quicker than you think.

  4. Le’Veon Bell needs to learn some class – like Adrian Peterson has.

    Minnesota is and has been the best state in the U.S. since 1776.

    The Minnesota Vikings > All.

  5. I guess the only thing left to do is this: any player who smokes weed should smoke their faces off, so that there are so many “violations” that they flood the NFL offices with so many cases, they finally realize that there’s nothing they can do to stop them. Then, the league will just say, “what the hell. Let’s forget about marijuana. It’s not performance-enhancing anyway…”

  6. hmmmmm—if pot is so harmless, etc etc etc etc, how come you can be arrested for being under the influence of something that is harmless? Isn’t the charge indicative that the mind has been influenced negatively about driving. hmmmmm

  7. Can’t wait for the reactions when they both get suspended 4 games compared to Rice’s 2…

  8. Blount is garbage and a cancer….. Bell still has potential .. They should cut Blount and have a sit down with Bell about the dangers of hanging out with losers like Blount …..

  9. According to Forbes, the Steelers franchise is now worth only half the Patriots franchise. Expect that trend to continue.

  10. Throw the book at them. 16 game suspension. I mean it isn’t like they did something harmless like knock a woman out in an elevator.

  11. dsume001, Rice, Roethlisburger, Gordon, and these 2 guys cases are all different.

    Gordon failed multiple drug tests, signed his own warrant.

    Rice entered a pretrial intervention program, the public evidence didn’t look good. Thus his suspension.

    Roethlisburger never even got charged. If anyone should be pissed, it’s him

    Bell and Blount, both first time distance offenders I believe. Bowe got 1 game for a first timer, that’s what these guys are looking at.

  12. Every action these guys take has a risk vs reward aspect to it. The “reward” of getting high for a couple hours while risking not only arrest, but game checks should they be suspended…it’s not even remotely worth it. I don’t think marijuana is a big deal at all, but if these guys earn a suspension because of this, than that essentially means they paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to smoke that blunt.

  13. This happened in Pittsburgh. That police officer should be put on desk duty, they obviously doesn’t know what’s up.

  14. bengalskuta82 says:
    Aug 21, 2014 4:44 PM
    Dirty steelers. Well hopefully law enforcement let them play with ankle devices On…LOL


    Yeah, this coming from a Bengals fan? Pot meet kettle.

    What Bell and Blount did was ill-thought to be euphemistic about it, but if you’re a fan of any other AFCN team, not much room to be criticizing when it comes to players getting arrested.

  15. The NFL needs to do something about this. Denver and Seattle have a big home field advantage now. The current policy doesn’t reflect the changing landscape of marijuana acceptance. Bell was driving he’ll pay for that, but the state and the NFL are just wasting time, money, and resources charging Blount.

  16. thepftpoet says: Aug 21, 2014 4:47 PM

    Le’Veon Bell needs to learn some class – like Adrian Peterson has.

    Minnesota is and has been the best state in the U.S. since 1776.

    The Minnesota Vikings > All.

    Minnesota did not become a state until 1858 genius!!!

  17. Honestly i don’t see smoking weed as that big of a risk to these highly paid NFL players, they literally only get tested for recreational drugs once a year and after 4/20 (ironic) they are free to smoke the entire season with no risk of a drug test.

    i actually think its better for the players to smoke weed instead of drinking alcohol.

    that being said, they are stupid for smoking in their car while riding dirty, just smoke in your house

  18. The Steelers are too classy an organization to have druggies in the locker room.

    Blount will get a much heavier suspension because he has been a lifetime of trouble.

    Bell will get the fatherly lecture because he is salvageable. He will be warned he has a strike against him for being with a troublemaker like Blount. He will be told to take his punishment like a man. Just a sad state of affairs in the US.

    In several middle eastern countries they could be facing the death penalty. If we would just have the death penalty for losers who permanently damage their brains on marijuana, it would not be a problem.

    They are traitors in the War on Drugs and will always have to live with that shame.

  19. The NFL is trying to be a role model league as they want to appeal to a mass audience. Pot smokers won’t be turned off by pot not being allowed in the NFL, but anti-pot people will be turned off to the NFL if the league allows it. Thus, to make the most $, the NFL has a no-weed policy during the season. It will change it when it is certain that it won’t lose any potential revenue for allowing it. This isn’t some sort of attempt at being proper or having morals, it’s just a $ issue.

  20. Does anyone know if something like this automatically triggers a drug test from the league?

  21. Just to make sure they weren’t suspended they should have taken turns punching that female that was in the car.

  22. I wondered why New England did not make any attempts to resign Blount, he was a beast for them at the end of the season but he must have gotten high before that Denver game!

  23. I’m so glad the Packers got Lacy instead of Bell. Far more talented, not as injury prone, and he won’t be suspended for drugs, like the MSU product.

    Packers football. Just better than everyone else.

  24. Is it true when Mike Tomlin asked them what their punishment should be, they said they should be made to eat the whole stash and chug down a pint of beer?

  25. I read when Blount was in Tampa, he couldn’t make it to work on time, so Raheem made him hire a personal driver to wake him up and drive him to practice. I’m not kidding here. Local story. He was known as a guy who needed help, often from a second RB or the QB, to read the defense and pick up a block. He was known to have trouble grasping the play book.

    I wonder why.

  26. Despite the haters on here, we are that clock that keep on ticking, and you are Captain Hook. We churn out Lombardi Noll Trophies like butter, and we are cows. You are chickens, for you lay eggs in big games. The three rivers were made on the tears of our opponents, and we build boats on your tears. We build lots of boats. When we fish it’s for rings. When you fish it’s for straws.

  27. Mike Tomlin told those guys he wanted to see them “really smokin’ it” on the field in Philly, with him saying he wanted Blount to “burn it all the way to the end zone.” They just misunderstood what he meant.

  28. bigtexas27 says: Aug 21, 2014 5:18 PM

    thepftpoet says: Aug 21, 2014 4:47 PM

    Le’Veon Bell needs to learn some class – like Adrian Peterson has.

    Minnesota is and has been the best state in the U.S. since 1776.

    The Minnesota Vikings > All.

    Minnesota did not become a state until 1858 genius!!!


    Not even a territory until 1849!

  29. I hope they can get into the Ricky Williams Center for attitude adjustments. Maybe some yoga and meditation led by Ricky himself would cure them of their habits.

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