ESPN reported today that the NFL Players association and the NFL are exploring a settlement that could reduce RB Le'Veon Bell's three-game suspension suspension down to one or two games.
In August 2014, Bell and former Pittsburgh Steelers RB LaGarrette Blount were pulled over on their way to a preseason game. Blount, who now plays for the Patriots, was charged with marijuana possession and suspended one game. Since Bell was also driving under the influence in addition to possessing marijuana, his suspension was set at three games.
It seems both the NFLPA and NFL are working hard to reach an agreement, which could be announced within the next two weeks. The crux of Bell's argument rests in his assertion that his infractions occurred under the old policy and that it isn't fair for him to be punished under the new policy.
Whether his suspension is reduced or remains the same, Bell is gearing up for another outstanding season. "I'm still confident I can have a better season than I did last year," Bell said via ESPN. "I'm a lot more comfortable and confident in myself."