Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell told fans that he does not plan on missing any games this season, despite being in the process of appealing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, according to ESPN.
“I’m not going to miss games, trust me,” Bell wrote in response to an Instagram photo posted by a fan that photoshopped a gas-mask bong onto his face.
Neither Bell's agent nor the Steelers have commented on the issue.
Bell is facing a suspension after missing several drug tests. Bell was previously 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.
“I’m gonna win the appeal...ppl have no idea what happened, but don’t worry...let em hate,” Bell wrote. “When I end up missin no games at all, ppl for sure gonna try to love me again and I’m only ridin with my LOYAL fans!!”
Bell is coming off a season in which he posted 113 carries for 556 yards and three touchdowns.