The Pittsburgh Steelers began their preparations for their season-opening game against the Cleveland Browns in earnest on Wednesday, and star running back Le’Veon Bell wasn’t there.
The 26-year-old is standing his ground, unwilling to play under the franchise tag for the second straight year, and wants a long-term commitment from the Steelers that they haven’t been willing to give.
And his teammates have had enough.
‘Here’s a guy who doesn’t give a damn’
Pittsburgh’s offensive linemen seem to be most bothered by Bell’s stance.
Guard Ramon Foster told reporters, “What do you do? Here’s a guy who doesn’t give a damn, I guess we’ll treat it as such. I just hate it came to this.
“He’s making seven times what I make, twice as much as Al [Villanueva] and we’re the guys who do it for him.”
Foster went where players rarely go: He brought salary into the discussion. Players may occasionally question whether a guy on another team is worth as much as he’s
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