Le’Veon Bell Is a No-Show at Steelers Camp, Surprising No One
Le’Veon Bell didn’t get his way when it came to contract negotiations with the Steelers, and now he’s letting them feel his pain by going AWOL during the first day of training camp, according to an ESPN report.
He’s been offered a franchise tag contract of $12.12 million following both sides’ inability to reach an agreement on a free-market deal.
Head coach Mike Tomlin said to press he’s had “good, clean communication” (what?) with Bell, but apparently that wasn’t enough to get him on the field with his team.
Missing the first few days of camp is nothing new for players angling for paydays, but we’ll see how long he holds out before he either relents or the Steelers bend to his demands. This is always a fun game to play in the dog days of summer, isn’t it?
Bell’s been working out consistently, so there’s little question that he’ll be ready to play whenever he shows up. But that doesn’t mean he might not be a little rusty and risk alienation by his teammates.