It’s been a few weeks now since a report surfaced that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell should know the outcome of the appeal of his four-game suspension by the team’s second preseason game on August 18. However, as of Thursday morning, it appears as though the running back hasn’t had a date scheduled for that appeal just yet.
According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bell said Thursday morning that he’s yet to hear from the league and that his appeal has yet to be scheduled.
Upon arriving in Latrobe for the start of training camp in late July, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that Bell’s appeal is scheduled to take place sometime during the first few weeks of August but that he wasn’t sure of the specific date.
The Steelers second preseason game of 2016 will take place Thursday night at Heinz Field against the Philadelphia Eagles and as of right now it’s not sounding like Bell will know his fate for the start of the regular season by then.
Bell was suspended for the first four game of the 2016 regular season in March for violating the league’s substance abuse policy due to him reportedly missing multiple drug tests.