Le’Veon Bell’s agent, Adisa Bakari, just ruined the days (and seasons) of hundreds, if not thousands of fantasy football players. Appearing on SiriusXM with Brady Quinn and Bruce Murray, Bakari hinted very strongly that Bell might continue his holdout until week 10 of the NFL season.
During the interview, Bakari asked Quinn what he would do with Bell if he were in the Pittsburgh Steelers and he came back in time to play the entire season.
Quinn’s response was that he would “use him as much as possible to make sure we have the best possible chance of winning the Super Bowl.”
To which Bakari replied, “you can read between those lines” with regard to Bell’s plan for the season.
Bakari also said, much like Mike Tomlin did on Tuesday, “He’ll get there when he’s there.”
When Ben Roethlisberger was asked by reporters on Wednesday about not having Bell on the field come Sunday, his response was, “I think we’re a very good offense. Football’s the ultimate team sport. One person doesn’t make or break you. I’d like to say that the linemen are more important than any skill position, including myself, on this team. This offense is more than one guy.”
Tell that to these guys having aneurysms after drafting Le’Veon Bell for their fantasy teams…
Although there is also this side to Bell’s holdout…
That ain’t right.