Running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount of the Pittsburgh Steelers have been arrested for possession of Marijuana.
The Steelers backfield has taken a massive hit with the news that two of its running backs have been arrested, it now begs the question who Ben Roethlisberger will have to hand the ball off to this season.
Not only were Bell and Blount both arrested and charged with possession of Marijuana on Wednesday but Bell was also charged with driving while intoxicated.
The news was reported by Bill Rehkopf of KDKA Afternoon News and Pittsburgh 93.7 The Fan radio host Colin Dunlap, both who released information regarding the arrest of what seems like the entire backfield for the Pittsburgh franchise.
Colin Dunlap also tweeted out: "Blount and Bell had 20 grams of marijuana...were in black Camaro. Unidentified female with two -- also charged. All three "cooperative"
It is also rumoured that the pair will face misdemeanour charges for their actions.
They were arrested in the state of Pennsylvania and the law states that 30 grams or less of marijuana is a misdemeanour punishable by 30 days' incarceration and a maximum $500 fine.
With all NFL franchises currently partaking in pre-season fixtures and the regular season fast approaching, this kind of behaviour will surely not be tolerated by the Steelers and we can expect to see swift action taken.
Blount only recently joined the Steelers and upon his arrival he expressed a belief that he and Bell would compliment each others skill set in order to create a formidable duo in the Pittbsurgh backfield.
Blount explained: "I feel like every running back in this league wants to be a starter. Obviously I want to start, and I knew that when I went to New England. I wasn't the starting guy. When I come here, I know I'm not the starting guy. But you work hard and go out there and do everything as though you are the starter. Sometimes it plays out that way, sometimes it doesn't. "I like Le'Veon. I like his running style. He rushed for 800-plus yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie. I wouldn't mind complementing him at all."
Resolution must come quick to the situation as there is only a few weeks until the season kicks off and the Steelers now have a serious problem with their running back position.
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