LeGarrette Blount released by Pittsburgh Steelers after leaving game early

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to release running back LeGarrette Blount, who was in his first season with the team.


The decision to release the former New England Patriots power back comes as no surprise after the 27-year old disgracefully left the Monday Night Football game against the Tennessee Titans yesterday early.

Yes you read that right. Blount decided to head back to the locker room, get dressed, and tried to get on the team bus all while the Steelers were still playing!

Immediate Release

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

"He dressed and left the locker room, apparently headed for the team bus that would take them to the airport. At least one player thought they should leave him in Nashville.

Blount has been an internal problem for at least a month for the Steelers and sources told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he is dragging down star halfback Le’Veon Bell, even though that obviously was not the case Monday night when Bell ran 33 times for 204 yards."

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The Steelers wasted little time in ditching Blount, tweeting this on Tuesday morning basically as soon as they got back to Pittsburgh.

"We believe the decision to release LeGarrette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement released by the team.

Blount didn't receive a single carry on Monday, watching from the sideline as Le'Veon Bell rushed for a career-high 204 yards on 33 carries.

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