Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell could miss the first four games of the season after skipping a mandatory drug test.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s drug policy, sources told ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
The suspension is the result of a missed drug test, not a failed one, sources said. The appeals process is ongoing, which is why the suspension hasn’t been announced.
No date for Bell’s appeal has been set, though it’s expected that it will be heard before the regular season. If it isn’t overturned, Bell would miss the first four games of the season.
Bell was was forced to sit out the first two games of last season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy after he was arrested for marijuana possession in 2014.