I think it would be foolish to expect that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will have his three game suspension wiped out entirely. There is, however, a decent chance it gets reduced.
According to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, the NFL and Bell are currently negotiating a settlement that could reduce his three game suspension down to one or two games.
Potentially big fantasy news: NFL, Le'Veon Bell are negotiating a settlement that could reduce his 3-gm suspension to 1 or 2.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) July 28, 2015
This would make sense and might explain why Bell’s appeal hearing hasn’t taken place yet. Additionally, Bell told Josina Anderson of ESPN on Monday that two sides were trying to make their cases with each other.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, there appears to be an “acknowledgement that Bell’s suspension won’t be eliminated.” However, Bell’s side is arguing that he’s being punished twice for same offense.
Mentioned yesterday that the league, Le'Veon Bell's reps and the union are negotiating on Bell's suspension. Call could come on that soon.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 28, 2015
This whole thing should come to a head very soon as the start of the preseason is now right around the corner.