Le’Veon Speaking out on Instagram Live Stream

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After news broke of Le’Veon Bell being placed on the Steeler’s franchise tag, social media has become Bell’s main source of communication. Some tweets from Bell himself are very encouraging to fans that he is going to stay in Pittsburgh and get a deal done; others make you wonder whether he is happy in the Burgh.

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And then we have the latter.

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With questions running through all our minds, Bell came to social media once again today, March 7th. Le’Veon let us know he will be answering all questions we have for him on his Instagram story. The biggest question on a lot of our minds is, “Is he going to sit out?” So I asked Le’Veon just that at the beginning of his stream and he answered very quickly and honestly.

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Bell answered multiple question’s for us today

  1. Is he going to sit out?
    – Bell stated, “Honestly no…..It’s just going to be a rerun of last year” and that he “will be there week 1.” Bell continues to fill us in that he is not going to be attending any of training camp, OTA’s, and that he will only be attending what he HAS to go to.
  2. Why did he say in January he was going to sit out?
    – Le’Veon states he was emotional at that time and that is how he felt, “at that time.” In answering this question, Bell continues to talk about how he wants to play yet he adds another statement into the mix by saying, “I might come week one, I might come week four, I don’t know what week Ima come but Ima play this year though.”
  3. Does Le’Veon want to even be in the Steel City?
    – The answer is yes. Le’Veon is continuously voicing how he “wants to get a deal done,” which is something Pittsburgh fans were left in the dark about prior to the tweet Bell posted to Twitter earlier this week.

Earlier in the live stream, Le’Veon made statements about Adrian Peterson’s $100M contract back in 2011. Bell stated he did not understand “where the shift was” as the biggest contract at the running back position in the league right now is Devonta Freeman’s $41.25M. Bell is a force to be reckoned with in the NFL and he know’s that. Knowing running backs have the shortest shelf life, Bell wants to be paid his value before his time is up, and in his mind that is as the Steelers #1 running back and #2 wide receiver.

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