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Former Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Explains His Original Holdout Plan For Last Season
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Running back Le’Veon Bell is now a New York Jet, but last season he was a Steeler despite not playing one snap for the team. As you know, he ended up holding out the entire season over money. He sat down with SI to explain that sitting out all year was not his original plan...
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In a new exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated, the former Steeler told staff writer Jenny Vrentas that his original goal was to only miss Week 1. As certain events began to unfold leading up to the season opener, however, Bell started to contemplate missing more games.

“At first I was literally thinking like, ‘I don’t want to play camp and OTAs’ because of the hurt in my body and I’m like, ‘I’m not playing,'” Bell told Sports Illustrated. “When Week 1 comes, I’m going to come, but the things that kind of led up to Week 1, I started thinking, ‘I’m not going to play Week 1.’ After even Week 1, it started to build up and it’s not making me feel comfortable.”
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atxfan64 months
It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.
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Johnny3tears64 months
If he wants a “great deal” he should switch to baseball
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catfish 6264 months
It's a beautiful deal. Everyone's talking about this great deal. China's talking about it, Mexico is talking about it. It really is a great deal.
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LSU-MNCBABY64 months
Here
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litenin64 months
I guess Manish assumed that Le'Veon would spell it wrong. That's next level journalism for you.
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