Training camp buzz: Bell suspension cut to 3 games

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Steelers running back LeVeon Bell will get his suspension reduced from 4 to 3 games, USA TODAY Sports confirmed Friday.

Bell had been suspended for missing drug tests,  and appealed. Part  of the settlement  said Bell will remain in the same stage of the league’s substance-abuse program, according to a person with knowledge of the decision, who asked to remain anonymous because it had not been made public. That means if he misses or fails another test, he would still face a four-game suspension, not a 10-game suspension.

In a video posted to his verified Twitter account after the suspension became official Friday, Bell said he missed tests in December and January (while recovering from knee surgery) and April (asleep) – none of them intentionally – and hasn’t smoked weed since December 2014.

“I put all the blame on myself,” Bell said.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said in a statement:

“We are disappointed Le’Veon Bell has been suspended three games to start the 2016 season. We will continue to support…

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