Malcontent RB Le’Veon Bell Says He’ll Never Play For Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Again

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At one point, Le’Veon Bell was regarded as one of the best offensive players in the National Football League.

Unfortunately, Bell allowed his ego and attitude to get in the way in Pittsburgh, which eventually lead to an ugly divorce after the 2017 season.

After threatening and following through on sitting out in 2018, Bell finally resurfaced as a free agent prior to 2019, inking a deal with the New York Jets.

Bell’s big deal with New York was a bust. He lasted just two games into the 2020 season and never made any sort of real impact.

He then inked a deal with the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs, and it was supposed to be a match made in heaven with the offense the Chiefs ran.

But once again, it was a bust.

Bell played in nine regular season games for the Chiefs in 2020, starting two. He rushed for 254 yards with a pair of scores.

Now a free agent again, Bell evidently thinks that he has room to talk about his future and whom he will and will not play for.

Bell announced on social media that the partnership between Chiefs coach Andy Reid and himself is over, and that he’ll never play for him again.

“I’ll never play for Andy Reid again…I’d retire first,” Bell said via Instagram.

It sounds like Bell is ready to make 2021 a season in which he’ll take the highest amount of money and run with it – not caring which team he ends up with.

Players normally have nothing but good things to say about Reid, so Bell’s comments are a bit surprising.

It remains to be seen which teams still have an interest in Bell, but for now you can bet the Chiefs have seen the comments. So his choices have probably gone from 32 teams to 31.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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