Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell posted a video on Friday in which he took responsibility for the missed drug tests that resulted in a three-game suspension. But Bell has now deleted that video.
Presumably, the reason he deleted it is that he said in the video that “I haven’t smoked since December 2014.” Bell’s two-game suspension at the start of last season was for an arrest for marijuana possession and DUI in August of 2014.
Bell tried to sound in the video like a man who has learned his lesson, but if he was still smoking pot in December of 2014 after an arrest for marijuana possession and DUI in August of 2014, that won’t endear him to the Steelers or the NFL.
The Steelers will be without Bell for Weeks 1-3, and he’ll return in Week 4. Assuming he doesn’t run afoul of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy again.