Le’Veon Bell declines to speak with media after game

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Jets running back Le'Veon Bell wasn’t in a mood to discuss his return to the lineup after Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals.

Bell missed three games after hurting his hamstring in the season opener and returned to start Sunday’s game. He ran 13 times for 60 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in the 30-10 loss.

According to multiple reporters, Bell declined to make himself available for a video press conference after the game. No reason was given, but social media sleuths have noted that Bell liked several tweets wondering why that catch was the only time that the Jets targeted Bell with a pass in the game.

Whatever the reason for Bell’s choice, Sunday’s game was the latest reminder that neither the Bell signing nor much of anything else has worked out as hoped for the Jets over the last couple of years.

7 responses to “Le’Veon Bell declines to speak with media after game

  1. Biggest free agent just in recent memory along with his teammate Moseley. You just knew deep down that this guy only cares about his paycheck. And it’s funny how guys like this are all over social media when they are winning and things are going good but disappear like ghosts at the first sign of adversity….

  2. Huge mistake he made leaving Pittsburgh. He’s not worth what the Jets pay him, he wasn’t worth what Pittsburgh offered either. They need a lot more parts even at running back than his contract allows the Jets to pay for.

  3. Post game press conferences, almost always, are completely useless.

    “It was a team effort”, “We’re on to Cincinnati”, “We played well, I’m proud of our guys, but team-X was the better team today”, etc.

  4. No reason was given, but social media sleuths have noted that Bell liked several tweets wondering why that catch was the only time that the Jets targeted Bell with a pass in the game.

    Exactly what’s wrong with too many of today’s so-called “professional” athletes.
    Lev Bell doesn’t care whether the Jets win or lose. All he cares about is getting paid and getting his opportunities and stats (and the acclaim that comes with them).
    It’s one thing to be competitive and driven and to want the ball more. But when your first priority after a loss is to go on Twitter to see what’s been said about you — and taking time to “like” tweets that agree with you — then you know where his focus lies. It’s not on his team.

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