Steelers Unlikely To Be Fined Over Bell Injury Disclosure

An NFL ruling today should help give light on how they plan to proceed with their investigation into if the Pittsburgh Steelers did anything wrong in disclosing Le’Veon Bell’s groin injury. And for Pittsburgh, the news sounds good.

The league issued a warning and no further penalty to the Seattle Seahawks today for their similar situation with Richard Sherman. Sherman dealt with an MCL injury throughout the season but was never listed on the injury report.

Bell said he felt the groin injury come up early in the playoffs. He managed to play through it until the AFC Title Game before bowing out after just six carries. There is still a chance he could need offseason surgery to repair the injury.

With the Seahawks ostensibly having a more severe “cover-up” and walking away with just a warning, it’s logical to assume the Steelers, worst case scenario, will get the same punishment. That means no fine, no loss of draft picks. Hopefully the league will issue an official ruling within the next week and we can put this small-saga behind us.

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  • falconsaftey43

    Bet you see an overreaction next year and teams follow the Patriots and just list everyone as a full participant with some sort of injury.

  • PaeperCup

    That’ll be fun for Fantasy Football players

  • I thought preventing that was the reasoning behind doing away with the “probable” status?

  • falconsaftey43

    Yeah pretty much. But that’s why they had these problems this year. What exactly are you supposed to do with a guy that’s banged up (i.e. every player to some extent) but doesn’t miss practice. Or if they miss practice, but it’s the same day they always miss. Created a lot of grey area.

  • SteelersDepot

    I would list 25 players every week with at least bruised eyelashes.

  • will

    @falconsaftey43…Pats are ALWAYS at the forefront of how to deal with league issues.

  • will


  • TroymanianDevil

    This is so stupid

    I hope that Tomlin list all 53 players on injury report every week going forward

  • PaeperCup

    exactly. Bell fell right where probable would have been.

  • James Harrison will receive a drug screen in the mail though

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  • Disqussant

    I’d like to know how he was injured and whether it occurred in garbage time.

  • Steve

    Many Player have problems when playing. If teams reported every one of these issues, most of your team would be on it for one reason or another.

  • Steve

    Little Bo-Bo.

  • Steve

    Them Drug screens are in person. Don’t want any pregnancy pee in the cup.