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Le'Veon Bell to enter a first-time offender program after marijuana incident in August

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Le'Veon Bell, will enter a first-time offender program, pending a judge's approval, for his marijuana incident in August.

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Pittsburgh Steelers star running back, Le'Veon Bell, is still dealing with the incident in August that saw him and LeGarrette Blount cited for marijuana-related charges. The most recent news on the situation states that, pending a judge's approval, the second-year running back will enter a first-time offenders program.

Per Margaret Harding of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the program would entail the following: 15 months of probation, undergoing a drug and alcohol evaluation, attending two six-hour highway safety sessions, participating in drunken drivers group therapy, paying all court costs related to the incident and having his driver's license suspended for 60 days.

All of this is part of the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) for non-violent, first time offenders such as Bell.

"ARD is an attractive alternative to trial for first-time offenders because...it allows the individual to earn dismissal and expungement of the recrord," Bell's attorney Robert Del Creco said.

As stated before, Bell entering the program would all be based on a judge's approval but, if approved, Bell would earn a dismissal and charges would be expunged from his personal record.

The Pittsburgh Steelers organization did not comment on the situation or news regarding Bell's status within the court of law.

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