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Le'Veon Bell pulls Twitter April Fools joke, nearly causes heart attack in millions of Steelers fans

The Pittsburgh Steelers are excited to get both Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams back on the field next season, but when Bell decided to be funny on social media, it caused quite the stir.

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Its a good thing to have Le'Veon Bell on your favorite team. After all, who wouldn't want the best overall running back in the league wearing their favorite team's jersey? Pittsburgh Steelers fans proudly parade around their local towns wearing those No. 26 jerseys with pride.

For those who are on Twitter and follow Le'Veon Bell, you might have been tempted to either have a heart attack, or throw the jersey in the closet for good when you saw him tweet the following message to his 613,000 followers.

The NFL has become a full-time industry, and social media was buzzing with the news of Bell possibly walking away from the game. With Bell trying his hand at the rap game, and coming off consecutive seasons with knee injuries, it seemed valid he might be hanging up the cleats. However, it turned out to be nothing more than a joke, but he certainly had several people concerned...including his agent.

So, if you were a fan who saw the initial tweet, step off the ledge and calm down. All is right with the world again. Now you may go about the rest of your Friday.