Steelers’ Running Back, Le’Veon Bell, Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing for Possession

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A running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He is suspected of marijuana possession and driving under the influence.

The 22-year-old running back and a 27-year-old teammate were arrested when a motorcycle officer noticed the scent of marijuana coming from their vehicle.

Instead of denying it, the running back admitted his mistake publicly and said it was something he “obviously can’t do again”.

The judge overseeing the case has required a drug and alcohol interview so the running back may be treated, either under Gateway Rehabilitation or under the NFL’s own treatment plan. An attorney stated that successful completion of a program could result in a dismissal and expungement of charges, but he could just as well get a year of probation and other minor consequences.

At the time of the arrest, the running back claimed he did not believe he was intoxicated and felt he was safe to drive. The officer who caught him disagreed and arrested him. The running back was due to board a plan in preparation for his next game.

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