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Steelers Could Discipline Le’Veon Bell & LeGarrette Blount Before League Takes Action

 

Update:

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin told reporters on Monday that a suspension for RBs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount is still possible, even though the league has yet to take action on the matter, per Alan Robinson.

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According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, the Steelers have ability to discipline RBs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount on their own.

Cole expects Pittsburgh to consider similar discipline to how they handled WR Santonio Holmessituation back in 2008.

Pittsburgh deactivated Holmes with pay for the next regular-season game following an arrest for marijuana possession.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported yesterday the Steelers plan to allow the NFL to “handle any disciplinary measures” involving the two players.

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

Interestingly enough, Bell told the arresting officer who pulled him over that he had recently smoked marijuana, but he didn’t think he could receive a DUI for being high while operating a vehicle.

“I didn’t know you could get a DUI for being high,” Bell said, via WXPI.com. “I smoked two hours ago. I’m not high anymore. I’m perfectly fine. Why would I be getting high if I had to make it to my game?

The officer asked what game he was referring to, Bell replied: “I have to be on a plane at 3 to be in Philadelphia. I play for Steelers.

Both players saw game-action during Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.