Le’Veon Bell doesn’t regret sitting out the entire 2018 NFL season, but there is one group of people he wants to apologize to.
No, it’s not his teammates or coaches from the Pittsburgh Steelers, who raided his locker and called his holdout a “distraction.” It’s not Steelers fans or NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Bell wants to apologize to fantasy football owners.
The star running back took to Instagram on Monday to address the fantasy team owners who drafted him last season – a season during which he didn’t play a single minute.
Le’Veon Bell-watch was one of the biggest stories of the 2018 NFL season, and he didn’t even play a single snap.
The back-and-forth, will-he-or-won’t-he contract dispute between Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers caused the three-time Pro Bowler to sit out the entirety of the year when he believed he wasn’t being offered what he was really worth. Players around the league praised his decision, calling it a “game-changer” and “well-thought-out decision” that encouraged others in the league to stand up for themselves and what they want.
Bell ultimately signed a four-year, $25.5 million deal with the New York Jets in free agency.
“I don’t regret anything that I’ve done,” he told Steve Smith Sr. from the Jets training camp.