There are a lot of Pittsburgh Steelers fans who aren’t all that crazy about running back Le’Veon Bell. At least off the field. Fans often speak of his rapping career, and his off-field behavior which has led to two 3-game suspensions, in a very negative tone. In fact, to those people, Bell can do no right off the field.
However, they might struggle to find fault with his latest non-football move. Bell, who is from Ohio, donated $750 thousand dollars for a turf field for his alma mater.
Such an awesome gesture, but Bell is getting something back in return. The field will be named “Le’Veon Bell Field at Cruiser Stadium” for Groveport Madison High School.
“This is an incredible gift to the Groveport Madison Schools community,” said Superintendent Bruce Hoover to NBC4 in Ohio. “Le’Veon and his mother, Lisa, give credit to many people at GMHS, most particularly to coach Bryan Schoonover, for helping Le’Veon during his high school years. This gift speaks to the power of strong, trusting relationships between our students and staff. It also demonstrates the power and connection between our schools and our alumni – and what it means to be a Cruiser.”
“We are so excited and appreciative of Le’Veon Bell’s generosity in providing our school with a turf athletic field,” said GMHS Athletics Director, Steve Petros. “Le’Veon’s gift not only benefits our athletics programs, it also benefits our marching band and other youth-oriented programs throughout the District. The new field allows us to host regional and state competitions and events, whereby our booster organizations and local businesses will enjoy a positive financial impact as well.”
Le’Veon Bell might ruffle some feathers among the Pittsburgh faithful, but this was a very generous move on is part to help out his alma mater, but also the local youth in the Columbus, Ohio area.