Le'Veon Bell missed his deadline to report yesterday and won't play for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year.
While that's devastating news to anyone who drafted him top two in fantasy this year, the Steelers -- who are 6-2-1 and have been getting Bell-like production from his backup James Conner -- don't seem too concerned.
In fact, Bell's almost-certainly-ex-teammates cheerfully tore the nameplate off of his locker when they heard the news he was done for the year, and then began divvying up all the Air Jordan 11 cleats and other football gear Bell left behind.
Steelers players went into Le’Veon Bell’s locker, removing his nameplate and rummaging through items. Bud Dupree says thanks for the Jordan brand cleats. pic.twitter.com/gQaAu9hUPd— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) November 14, 2018
"I appreciate the cleats, much love," linebacker Bud Dupree said as his teammates cackled.
It's doubtful that Bell authorized the plundering of his locker because he seems to have lost touch with the team altogether. Both Steelers QB and head coach Mike Tomlin have said that their recent texts to Le'Veon went unanswered.