LATROBE, Pa. -- Le'Veon Bell, Mike Tomlin and the Steelers as a whole had precious little to say about their star running back's pending four-game NFL suspension for substance abuse, even when they stepped up to speak about it.
Bell opened his press conference, an impromptu session at Saint Vincent College's Saint Benedict Hall that was announced minutes before it began at 5:30 p.m., with a brief statement essentially explaining to reporters that he wouldn't take questions on anything other than football.
"First and foremost, I'd like to apologize to Steelers Nation, all the fans, players, coaches, for being a distraction for this whole situation," Bell said in that statement. "As you know, I don't obviously want to be a distraction, but this whole situation, the appeal, will run its course, and we'll let everything handle itself. I'm not going to speak, really, much after this. If at all."