Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell appears to be close to having most of his legal problems behind him as he reportedly has accepted a plea deal ahead of Wednesday’s court date for DUI and marijuana possession charges, according to WPXI.
As part of the plea deal, Bell will reportedly enter a program for first-time offenders and he’ll be on probation for 15 months. The charges against him will be dismissed if he completes the program.
Bell and former Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount were pulled over in Ross Township in August after a motorcycle officer reportedly smelled marijuana coming out of the vehicle they were in. Possession of marijuana charges were filed against both Bell and Blount in addition to DUI charges being filed against the former.
Bell could still face NFL disciplinary action under the league’s substance abuse policy even though the charges will likely eventually be dismissed. That disciplinary action, if any, won;t likely be handed down until after the 2014 season is over.