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Steelers know Le'Veon Bell's contract demands after his latest rap song

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With Andrew Luck getting his hands on the richest NFL contract in history, and NBA franchises currently handing out dollar bills like it is going out of fashion, there is certainly a lot of money floating around American sports right now.

Judging from the latest track released as part of Le'Veon Bell's burgeoning rap career, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back is hoping to cash in on the trend soon too.

That's because the multi-time Pro Bowler actually revealed his own contract demands in lyrics on his 'Focus' track.


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The song, which can be heard in full on Bell's 'Juice' Soundcloud page, includes the line:

"..."I'm at the top and if not I'm the closest...I'ma need 15 a year and they know this."

The Steelers star deserves bonus points for originalitly when it comes to putting a value on his ability. Whether the Pittsburgh franchise would be willing to give him the "15 a year" he wants is another question altogether, however.

With 2,777 yards and 19 touchdowns since arriving in the NFL since 2013 - despite only managing six games in 2015 due to injury - there is no doubt that the RB deserves to be paid as one of the best backs in the league.

Getting $15 million a season, though, would put Bell ahead of future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson who, as the league's best paid RB, is bringing in $14 million a campaign. 

Still recovering from a MCL and PCL injury suffered last season, Bell doesn't quite have the CV for that kind of pay day yet but he is going to get his money sooner or later. 

Currently due just under $1 million in 2016 as part of his four-year rookie deal, the Steelers star would bring in $12 million in 2017 if Pittsburgh were to use the franchise tag. 

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