Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension to start the 2016 season after missing a drug test, which equates to a failed test by NFL’s standards. The suspension hasn’t been officially announced yet because Bell is currently appealing the ban, and according to him, he’s going to win.
Bell posted a comment on an Instagram photo shared by a user criticizing him for the suspension. Here’s what Bell’s response said:
He also wrote "I’m not gonna miss games, trust me."
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That’s a fairly bold statement for a player to make with a suspension hanging over his head. It’s not often suspensions are completely dropped by the league, though reductions are often given following appeals.
Just last season, Bell had his three-game ban reduced to two games after his appeal. Perhaps he’ll see this suspension cut down a bit too, though nothing is certain or indicating as such at this moment.