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Le'Veon Bell chimes in on Twitter after Pittsburgh Steelers tie the Cleveland Browns

Lorenzo Reyes USA TODAY
Published 5:37 PM EDT Sep 9, 2018
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell reacts after a play during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs last season.
Denny Medley, USA TODAY Sports

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell watched his team from home after his holdout spilled into the regular season, but that didn’t stop him from weighing in on what was a disappointing regular-season opener for Pittsburgh.

The Steelers blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead Sunday and tied the Cleveland Browns, who last season went 0-16. The game ended locked up at 21 apiece.

Minutes after the Steelers and Browns tied, Bell posted a message to his verified Twitter account with an emoji of a face using a monocle, which is often used to express doubt in something.

Many users replied to the message assuming it was a criticism of Pittsburgh’s play Sunday, but Bell quickly clarified, saying: “no shade, just never witnessed a tie before…”

Bell, who hasn’t yet signed the franchise tag tender the team placed on him in March (for the second year in a row), skipped the entire offseason workout program and all of training camp to express his displeasure with the lack of movement on a long-term contract.

In Bell’s place, second-year running back James Conner played very well, gaining 192 yards from scrimmage with two touchdowns, but fumbled the ball late in the game. Pittsburgh’s six turnovers were a significant reason why it couldn’t pull away from the Browns.

Published 5:37 PM EDT Sep 9, 2018

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