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NFL Notes: Mexico, Tramaine Brock, Steelers

Mexico

NFL Mexico office director Arturo Olive said he is hopeful that the league will extend their deal with Mexico past the original three-year agreement.

We need to keep working hard to be as successful as last year in order to have a chance to continue with this project and that the game is here to stay,” said Olive, via The Candian Press.

Olive added that he would like the NFL to eventually hold a training camp in Mexico at some point.

We have not been able yet to find a way to make it comfortable for them to leave the places where they usually do it,” said Olive. “In the meantime we are happy that the league trusted us with three games and we hope to keep this going for the years to come.”

Tramaine Brock

The alleged victim’s lawyer in the domestic violence case against free agent CB Tramaine Brock, which was recently dismissed, issued a statement for on behalf of his client.

On August 8, 2017, my client chose not to testify, availing herself of her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination,” writes Alan M. Lagod in an open letter dated August 10, via Pro Football Talk. “She then was given immunity and continued to refuse to testify utilizing the protections afforded by California Code of Civil Procedure § 1219. She was subsequently found in contempt and fined $100.00. My client’s choice not to testify was voluntary and not dependent upon past or future actions by any part. She has indicated to me that this was a verbal altercation. She and Mr. Brock look forward to co-parenting their two young children.”

Steelers

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin admitted that he’s isn’t comfortable with franchise RB Le’Veon Bell being unsigned at this point in the year.

“I’m not. I’m not comfortable,” Tomlin said, via Steelers.com. “I think it would be naïve to be comfortable. If somebody is not here working and developing in the formal ways that we subscribe, then there are potential consequences for that. Consequences for him individually. There are consequences for us collectively. So, no I’m not [comfortable].”

Tomlin stressed that they have a good relationship with Bell, despite the contract dispute.

We don’t have any problem talking on a variety of subjects: This season, his level of preparation, what’s going on here, what needs to transpire here,” Tomlin said. “But also on a personal level. He’s a father, he’s got a daughter, his life is changing in a lot of ways from that perspective. I enjoy the personal relationships I have with guys. We’re not only talking about the elephant in the room – his contractual situation – but our relationship continues to move in a manner it has moved since we drafted him.”