Le’Veon Bell Opens Up About Contract Holdout With Bizarre Tweets

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Le'Veon Bell is back in Pittsburgh.

Bell's latest posts also followed a titillating Monday tweet in which he wrote, "Fairwell Miami" - leading to speculation Bell was headed to Pittsburgh to talk with the Steelers about ending his holdout.

But Bell might not receive the warmest welcome if he chooses to reunite with his team this month.

"If he doesn't want to play for $14.5 million, why would he want to play for $5 million?" the source told ESPN, referring to the prorated balance remaining on Bell's $14.5 million franchise tender.

If Bell fails to report, the transition tag would be around $14.5 million, or 120 percent of his $12.1 million franchise tag from 2017, since that's the past year he played. The 26-year-old is set to become a free agent at season's end unless the Steelers place the franchise tag on him for the third time. While there apparently was no meeting between Bell and the Steelers on Wednesday, the three-time Pro Bowl selection did shed some light on his situation with a pair of unorthodox tweets.

The transition tag would allow Bell to negotiate with other teams and allow the Steelers to match any offer.

Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

But seriously, though. How do you do that upside-down thing on Twitter? Don't judge me off my decision because maybe this isn't what you'd do. & that's clearly on them. I'm not going to apologize for what I believe is right for myself, family and the rest of my peers, period.



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