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Report: Le’Veon Bell suspension reduced to two games

Le'Veon Bell

Le’Veon Bell


There were reportedly settlement talks between the NFL and NFLPA regarding Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension appeal, but we learned on Tuesday afternoon that they were unsuccessful and that Brady remains suspended for four games.

Things have apparently gone better in the talks about reducing Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell’s three-game suspension. Jarrett Bell of USA Today reports that the suspension has been reduced to two games as a result of settlement conversations following the running back’s appeal.

Bell was arrested last August and charged with DUI and marijuana possession. Under current NFL policy, first-time DUI offenders are subject to a two-game suspension and the marijuana possession likely led to the additional game. Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount was with a member of the Steelers and in Bell’s at the time of the arrest and was suspended one game for his marijuana possession charge.

Bell will miss the opener against the Patriots and a September 20 game against the 49ers before becoming eligible to return in Week Three against the Rams.