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Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount apologize for 'distraction'

The Pittsburgh Steelers top two running backs apologized for their arrests as being a distraction to the team as they prepared to play the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night.

Al Bello

After the Philadelphia Eagles put on a football clinic against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the two running backs that were cited for marijuana possession Wednesday afternoon apologized to their teammates and the coaches.

Per Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Le'Veon Bell: "I'm sorry to be a distraction to the team." He then added, "I'm only going to answer football questions right now."

LeGarrette Blount"I'm sorry for the distraction I caused my team. I apologized to the team and the coaches."

When asked further regarding the incident, Blount's response echoed his teammates: "I'm only going to answer questions about the football game."

The apologies come after a horrendous performance for the Steelers  both offensively and defensively, and it is not shock that the players admitted to the distraction that certainly had an impact on the team.

The immediate future of Bell and Blount is not known, but suspensions are not out of the question for the running back duo. The league office is still gathering information before a ruling will be handled. When that will happen is currently unknown.

The Steelers wrap up preseason play when the Carolina Panthers travel to Heinz Field for a 7:30 p.m. ET start time Thursday.