Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was not with his team as they opened up the season Sunday against the lowly Cleveland Browns.
Still holding out for a new contract, this doesn’t mean Bell wasn’t paying attention. In what might be the most shocking result of Week 1, Bell’s Steelers were played to a tie by the Browns.
In the process, Pittsburgh turned the ball over a whopping five times. That included three first half interceptions from Ben Roethlisberger.
Seeing his absence as one of the reasons Pittsburgh couldn’t beat Cleveland, Bell shaded his team on Twitter in a big way following the game.
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) September 9, 2018
That’s sure to go over smoothly in Pittsburgh’s locker room after Bell and his teammates found themselves in a rather large rift last week.
In Bell’s stead, second-year running back James Conner put up 192 total yards and two touchdowns. That included his first ever regular seasons score. Said touchdown was capped off by the very same offensive linemen that have called Bell out celebrating in an over the top manner with Conner.
Yeah, shade is being thrown every which way here. One now has to wonder whether Bell has played his final game in a Steelers uniform. Calling the team out after a tie won’t sit well with Pittsburgh’s brass. That’s for sure.