Things are getting more interesting and heating up by the moment when it comes to Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell’s relationship with his team.
This latest piece of news from Bell’s agent suggests that there was never an agreement originally offered by the Steelers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Le'Veon Bell's agent Adisa Bakari said he and client never had any agreement with Steelers. "All stories to contrary are false," he said.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 18, 2017
This flies in the face of a report that indicated Bell was offered and then turned down a five-year deal that would have paid him slightly more than $12 million per season.
Further news emerged on Friday that indicates Bell wants a deal that pays him $15 million per season.
The July 17th deadline to come to terms on a new deal for Bell has long since passed. Bell’s only choices are to sign his franchise tender that would pay him $12 million this year, or not play at all.
Since Bell’s holdout, the Steelers have been pressing him to come back. This latest news coming from Bell’s agent, however, is bound to prompt a reaction from the Steelers, at least internally if not out there for the public to see.