Appearing on NFL Network Saturday morning, Ian Rapoport said sources have told him Bell missed “several” drug tests, not just one that landed him a four game suspension to start the 2016 season.
Earlier this summer, it was reported that Bell had skipped a drug test. The running back quickly denied those rumors. Now, as the Bell faces yet another suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, reports are indicating Bell skipped “several” drug tests which led to his suspension.
“I haven’t missed any drug tests, failed any drug tests. I am fine,” Bell said, via Mark Kaboly of thePittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Bell is currently appealing the ruling, but last season, he was forced to miss the first two regular season games as punishment for a 2014 arrest for marijuana possession and DUI. Now, facing another suspension for skipping tests, Bell could have some explaining to do.