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Report: Steelers RBs Le’Veon Bell & LeGarrette Blount Charged With Marijuana Possession

 

Update:

Jason La Canfora reports that Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount was not arrested on Wednesday and was instead allowed to call someone and leave the scene.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Le’Veon Bell didn’t make the trip to Philadelphia with the team.

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Colin Dunlap is reporting that Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and RB LeGarrette Blount were both charged with marijuana possession on Wednesday. On top of that, Bell also received a DUI.

Ross Township detective Brian Kohlhepp said traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m when he reportedly noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. Inside the car, Stafiej a 20 gram bag of marijuana.

  • Both charges are considered misdemeanors.
  • They were with an unidentified female, but all three were “cooperative,” according to Dunlap.
  • Mike Garafolo reports that having less than 30 grams in Pennsylvania can lead to 30 days in jail and a fine of $500.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk expects the Steelers to allow the situation to play out before deciding whether or not to discipline either player.

Florio mentions that a DUI typically triggers a two-game fine for a first-time offenders, and marijuana possession tends to lead to a one-game suspension.

Pittsburgh previously deactivated WR Santonio Holmes with pay for the next regular-season game following an arrest for marijuana possession, so it will be interesting to see what the team elects to do regarding Bell and Blount.

Both players are sitting atop the Steelers’ depth chart and are expected to handle the majority of the workload this season.

Bell, 22, ran for 860 yards on 244 carries (3.5 YPC) and scored eight touchdowns during his rookie campaign.

Blount, 27, signed a two-year contract worth $3.85 million, which included a $950,000 signing bonus. He put together an impressive season for the Patriots last year when he ran for 772 yards on 153 carries (5 YPC) and scored seven touchdowns.

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