PITTSBURGH — After sitting out week 1 due to contract disputes, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell decided to return to the field on Sunday after remembering he drafted himself in fantasy football.
“Man, in hindsight I probably should have played against the Browns last week,” Bell told reporters during pregame warmups. “I have, like, a hundred bucks riding on this league.”
Bell added that he meant to draft Rams running back Todd Gurley with his first pick, but he ended up auto-drafting himself after sitting out the first round due to contract disputes with his fantasy league’s president.
“Rules are rules. This draft had to go on with or without Le’Veon,” said league president Greg Carmichael. “He still got A.J. Green in the second round, so he should be happy about that.”
At press time, Bell decided to sit out week 3 against the Buccaneers after trading himself for Ezekiel Elliot.