Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is currently appealing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Dan Graziano first reported the news.
The potential suspension is the result of a missed drug test, Graziano reports. However, Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network that Bell had missed several drug tests.
Bell’s appeal is expected to be heard before the start of the season.
Bell was suspended three games for violating the substance-abuse policy last season after he was arrested for DUI and marijuana possession. The suspension was knocked down to two games on appeal.
Bell missed the final eight games of last season with a knee injury. He averaged 92.7 rushing yards in six games and scored three touchdowns. Bell was a Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro choice in 2014 after rushing for 1,361 yards and recording 854 receiving yards.