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Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced to two games

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The Pittsburgh Steelers RB and the NFLPA reached a settlement on the sanctions reducing his three-game suspension to two games.

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Just hours after rumors circulated Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell could see his three-game suspension reduced, the league office officially announced his suspension will be reduced from three games to two.

Bell's suspensions stemmed from an August 2014 traffic stop where he was cited for possession of marijuana as well as Driving Under the Influence of the drug. Bell went through the appropriate court requirements and has since had the charges removed from his record.

With the suspension being reduced, Bell will now miss the season opener against the New England Patriots in Foxborough and a home game against the San Francisco 49ers at Heinz Field. He will now be permitted to return in Week 3 when the Steelers travel to play the St. Louis Rams.

On the same day that the league announced Tom Brady's suspension of four-games being upheld, it means the season opening game will be without two NFL stars on the field.