The Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell were unable to come to terms on a new long-term contract, and following the intense day-long meetings Bell took to his verified SnapChat account.
Before judging Bell and his comments, which you can see below, it should be known NFL players live for the long-term contract. While the average fan looks at his whopping $12 million dollar guaranteed contract and shakes their head at his disappointment, Bell has no security beyond the 2017 season.
In other words, if Bell suffers a career threatening injury in training camp, there is nothing keeping the Steelers from simply paying him his 2017 money and parting ways with the All-Pro running back.
Yes, the NFL can be a cruel business, but when Bell leaves the team’s facility around 5 p.m. ET on Monday, his comments speak for themselves.
“A long day, me and Jaylo we back at it. I gotta get better apparently.”
Check the video below, and draw whatever conclusions you want from it.
"I gotta get better apparently" from Bell's snapchat. pic.twitter.com/oHWasSaBRC— Taylor Haase (@TaylorHaasePGH) July 17, 2017