The Pittsburgh Steelers running back was suspended for the first three games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, ESPN reported. The league also fined Bell an additional game check.
According to ESPN, Bell plans on appealing the suspension.
The suspension stems from an Aug. 20 arrest when Bell and Blount were pulled over in Pittsburgh after a police officer smelled marijuana coming from their car. The two running backs were arrested and Bell was given 15 months probation on marijuana possession and DUI charges. Blount was given lesser charges and was suspended one game.
The 23-year-old had a breakout season in 2014. Bell ran for 1,361 yards on 290 carries with eight touchdowns. He also caught 83 passes for 854 yards and three receiving touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl team and was a first-team All-Pro selection.
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