Former Michigan State tailback Le’Veon Bell and his Pittsburgh teammate LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession after a Wednesday afternoon traffic stop, according to several reports.
Bell was operating a Camaro when he was pulled over by Ross Township (Pennsylvania) police around 1:30 p.m. after an officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to an Associated Press report.
The report says that an officer found a 20 gram bag of marijuana inside the car. The report says Bell was taken to a hospital to have blood drawn and he’s expected to be charged with a DUI (marijuana).
The possession and DUI charges are both misdemeanors. Bell, Blount and a female passenger were arrested and are expected to receive a notice of formal charges via mail, according to the report.
The Steelers play at Philadelphia on Thursday night in preseason NFL action.
Bell is on the verge of his second season with Pittsburgh after leading the Big Ten in rushing at Michigan State in 2012, and setting a franchise rookie record for yards from scrimmage in 2013.
Blount signed with the Steelers as a free agent in the offseason after spending last season with the New England Patriots.
Bell and Blount have been splitting the first-team carries throughout the preseason, and Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said after the team’s 19-16 win over Buffalo on Saturday night that he expected both to be key to the team’s success this season.
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