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Le'Veon Bell admits LeGarrette Blount's actions forced Steelers to act

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LeGarrette Blount appears to have bounced back fairly well after having been sent to the waiver wire by the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, with reports suggesting today that the controversial running back is set to sign a two-year deal with the New England Patriots.

But while Blount has found solace at one of his former teams the actions that led to his Steelers release - taking himself out of the Steelers' MNF game vs the Titans and sitting on the team bus before the game was even out - have led to strong criticism from many Pittsburgh, and NFL, fans.

And now Le'Veon Bell, the man who was inadvertently the source of Blount's frustration and a close friend to the back up RB, has spoken out on his former teammate's recent actions.

"There's some things you can't do. He pushed those buttons, and that's what happens."

Speaking to Scott Brown of ESPN, Bell admitted he was initially surprised to hear that Blount had been released in the aftermath of his Monday night antics.

"It was surprising because I didn't see that coming," Bell explained this week.

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But despite his surprise, Bell couldn't hide the fact that Blount's actions forced a reaction from Pittsburgh, agreeing with the punishment handed out.

"There's some things you can't do. He pushed those buttons, and that's what happens."

Blount was already on thin ice with the franchise's hierarchy having been pulled over, alongside Bell, by the police during the preseason with the authorities finding marijuana in the vehicle.

Coping well

Having both been reprimanded by the Steelers earlier this year, the duo's 2014 seasons have since taken different trajectories. 

Bell has become the stud RB in Pittsburgh (carrying for over 200 yards on MNF) while Blount saw his touches diminish on a near week by week basis.

Today's news suggests Blount will get another chance to fight for the top job in New England and Bell believes his friend has learnt from his mistakes made in Pittsburgh.

"Obviously he's not in the best (place) but he understands he made a mistake. But it is what it is.

"He made his decision and he has to live with it."

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