Michigan State names Le’Veon Bell honorary captain for Oregon game

Tuesday September 8th, 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will serve as an honorary captain for Michigan State on Saturday, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio announced Tuesday.

Bell played three seasons at Michigan State, rushing for over 3,300 yards before leaving for the NFL after his junior season. He was a second-round pick of the Steelers in 2013 NFL draft.

According to MLive’s Kyle Austin, Bell will give a pregame speech to the team and walk with them out onto the field, as is customary with honorary captains.

The NFL suspended Bell for three games in April after an August 2014 arrest on charges of driving under the influence and marijuana possession. He had his suspension reduced to two games over the offseason.

Browns OL coach Andy Moeller suspended indefinitely 

The Steelers open up the 2015 NFL season on Sept. 10 against the Patriots. Bell will be eligible to join the team for their Sept. 20 game with the 49ers.

- Kenny Ducey

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