Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is now in Philadelphia after being left behind by the team Wednesday following him being pulled over and found in possession of marijuana by police in Ross Township.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Bell was not on the team charter to Philadelphia yesterday afternoon despite claims to the contrary Thursday morning by Edmund Nelson. LeGarrette Blount, who was with Bell during the traffic stop, was reportedly allowed to fly with team.
Facts: Steeler Le'Veon Bell was NOT on the team charter yesterday. He did make his way to Philly on his own. Blount was on the team charter
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) August 21, 2014
It is unknown if either running back will dress and play Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Steelers released a short statement Wednesday evening in which they acknowledged the incident including Bell and Blount taking place, but would have no further comment as they continued to gather information.