Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Le'Veon Bell's Steelers Teammates Raid Locker, Take Jordan Cleats

Le'Veon Bell's Steelers Teammates Raid Locker, Take Jordan Cleats

Le'Veon Bell's equipment is officially up for grabs.

After Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell didn't show up for the season, his teammates chose to ransack his locker.

Bell, who turns 27 in February, had 7,996 total yards and 42 touchdowns in 62 games as a starter for the Steelers.

The Steelers placed the franchise tag on Bell for the second time this past off-season, but the 26-year-old has made a decision to sit out the year and wait for a long-term contract rather than play under the tag, which would have paid him $14.5 million this season.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler posted a video showing linebacker Bud Dupree thanking Bell for his Jordan Brand cleats before putting one of the shoes on. "Hope you the best, but appreciate the cleats my guy". "I wish you success, my guy".

Bell's nameplate is still on his locker, but he won't be coming back.

"It sucks when a guy doesn't have to answer his own questions", Heyward said. Defensive end Cam Heyward discussed the running back's absence, claiming that the most disappointing part of the holdout is "that we even talk about it". "This train doesn't stop for anybody".

"Save your money, get a lot of information on what we're trying to do moving forward and that way stuff like this doesn't happen", Foster said in a message directed at players.

"It would be tough", Roethlisberger said.

The Steelers will push on for the stretch run with veteran Stevan Ridley and rookie Jaylen Samuels backing up starter James Conner, who is third in the National Football League with 771 rushing yards.

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