For those who don’t know, Le’Veon Bell’s most common offseason home is in California, and while the Pittsburgh Steelers, and every other NFL organization, take time off before training camp, Bell took to the basketball court to play some hoop.
Take a look at the video which was posted on Twitter Sunday night:
The immediate reaction from fans was anger and frustration, after all, Bell did miss the team’s Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and mandatory minicamp.
The anger would come when some stated Bell missed those workouts because he was still dealing with the injured groin, which needed surgery to repair, that knocked him out of the AFC Championship game last season.
There are also those who thought Bell was simply holding out to make a point to the organization he wants a long-term deal, and not to play under the one-year franchise tag, even though he would make over $12 million dollars in 2017 if he were to play under said tag.
Regardless of why Bell missed OTAs and minicamp, and regardless of fans’ thoughts on him playing basketball, the video certainly looks like Bell’s groin is healthy. Now, that is something to talk about, because the Steelers will need Bell in 2017 to be an igniter for the offense, whether it is under a one-year deal, or a multi-year contract.