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Le’Veon Bell unsure why suspension was reduced to two games

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Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell doesn’t know why his suspension was reduced from three games to two.

He’s just glad it was.

“I just want to go out there and continue to practice with my team as long as I can,” Bell said, via Ralph Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I don’t want to go through all the details. I’m just glad I got the suspension reduced.”

Bell was initially given three games after being charged with DUI and marijuana possession, but may have gotten a break down to the DUI baseline because he admitted to having smoked the weed, effectively making it two penalties for one crime.

Either way, he’s made a good first impression on teammates, even as the team has wagged the finger of disapproval at him.

“Having him back a game earlier makes a difference for us,” guard Ramon Foster said. “He’s worked his butt off, and everyone sees the difference. Having that game back is what we needed. He fought for it and won it.”

Of course, he’s still going to miss the first two games, leaving the Steelers in the hands of veteran free agent DeAngelo Williams during that time.