|Week 17 (@CLE) - Average||22.0||101.5||1.0||4.5||38.0||0.5||22|
|Week 17 (@CLE) - Dave Richard||22||105||1||5||42||1||26|
|Week 17 (@CLE) - Jamey Eisenberg||22||98||1||4||34||0||18|
|2014 Season - Average||257.0||1109.0||7.0||42.5||345.0||1.0||176|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||257||1051||7||40||319||1||166|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||257||1167||7||45||371||1||184|
|Current Player Ranking: 1|
|Red Zone Stats|
|40||127||6|| 67.8||13||10||37||3|| 14.1|
|Suspension - Under appeal. Eligible to return Week 4 vs. Baltimore|
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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell awaiting word on suspension appeal
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) Steelers standout running back Le'Veon Bell has yet to hear back about his appeal to a three-game suspension for marijuana, ESPN has reported.
Bell has apologized for getting himself in trouble, stating that pot is not important to him and issuing self-blame.
"It's my own fault," he said Tuesday. "I learned my lesson and it made me a better man and person. It's going to make me a better player."
Bell is hoping that his reputation can eventually match his production, which has been significant. He rushed for 1,361 yards a year ago and caught a whopping 85 passes.
"Everybody has their own opinions about me, but that's fine," he said. "I can't make everybody like me and I can't make everybody hate me. I just have to continue to move forward and continue to be me. I know I'm a great person and a great football player, so I have to continue to be on and off the field."
Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell says his knee is almost completely healed
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell said his injured knee is almost 100 percent recovered, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
It's been nearly five months since Bell sustained a hyperextended knee in the regular-season finale against the Bengals in late December. Bell finished second in the NFL last season with 1,361 rushing yards.
Report: Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will be suspended three games
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/9/15) Two days after LeGarrette Blount received a one-game suspension, his former teammate, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, will be suspended three games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Wednesday. Bell, who will lose four game checks, will appeal his suspension, per Schefter.
Bell, 23, was arrested on Aug. 20, 2014 after being pulled over by police while driving. After the arresting officer alleged a smell of marijuana coming from the car, Bell was charged with DUI and possession of the drug. Police found 20 grams of marijuana in the vehicle. Blount, his teammate at the time, was in the car and arrested as well.
Bell was second only to DeMarco Murray in rushing yards last season with 1,361 and eight touchdowns on the ground during the regular season. He also had 83 catches for 854 yards and three touchdowns.
The Steelers signed DeAngelo Williams in the offseason, who could be in line to start the first three games of the season in Bell's absence.
Report: Le'Veon Bell expected to receive two-game suspension
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(2/12/15) Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of the season as a result of his arrest last summer on marijuana possession and DUI charges, reports ESPN.com. Bell agreed last week to enter a program for first-time offenders, and he'll be on probation for 15 months.
The website's report backs up a comment from Bell's attorney, who told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that entering the program can be considered an admission of guilt and thus result in a one- or two-game suspension.
Bell ranked second in the NFL last season with 1,361 rushing yards, and he added 83 catches for 854 yards, scoring 11 total touchdowns. He'll turn 23 next week.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told ESPN.com the team will be prepared if Bell gets suspended.
Steelers' Le'Veon Bell enters court program for drug charges
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/6/15) Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will enter into a court-mandated program that, if completed, will result in drug charges to be dropped from his record, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Bell was arrested on Aug. 20, 2014 after being pulled over by police while driving. After the arresting officer alleged a smell of marijuana coming from the car, Bell was charged with driving under the influence and possession of the drug. Police found 20 grams of marijuana in the vehicle.
In the car with Bell was former teammate and current Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, who was arrested too. Blount completed 50 hours of community service in Boston and had his marijuana charge dropped.
The program Bell is entering into is called the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, which is for first-time non-violent offenders. It's a 15-month program that will require Bell to refrain from using drugs and alcohol.
Bell's attorney, Robert Del Greco, believes the NFL could suspend the Steelers running back since entering this program would be considered an admission of guilt.
"I cannot predict the outcome, but the guidelines would suggest maybe a one- or two-game suspension," Del Greco told the Post-Gazette.
|Alright, there's little doubt that Le'Veon Bell is a Fantasy stud after he notched 10-plus Fantasy points in 14 of 16 games last year, averaging 18.1 carries and 5.1 catches per game with no fumbles. Entering his third year, why would anything change? No one expects it to, but as of this writing it is believed that Bell could face a suspension for as many as two games for an off-field incident last offseason. In the past we'd shy away from players who sit out a couple of games, but the potential Bell offers compared to every other running back in the NFL keeps him at the forefront of the running back talent pool. In other words, 14 games of Bell could still be as good as 16 games of another top-shelf back. Bell is our top-ranked player in standard and PPR Fantasy leagues, and he still might be even with a suspension. It looks like DeAngelo Williams will be his backup, so if Bell misses time, snagging Williams with a pick in Round 8 should save you a headache. Ultimately, expect another big year from Bell.
(Updated 4/22/15) |