The Pittsburgh Steelers may have found their next star to complement wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster: his dog, Boujee.
The third-year receiver (and Pittsburgh’s brightest star after the departures of Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell) ran routes with his French bulldog over the weekend in quite possibly the cutest scene of 2019 training camp.
Adorable footage of the sweet moment was posted on the official Steelers Instagram account.
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.
The Pittsburgh Steelers still have a chance to hold on to Antonio Brown – at least, according to one oddsmaker.
Team president Art Rooney II has made it clear that the team has no intentions of releasing the wide receiver, though a trade (that Brown reportedly requested) is still on the table. Despite this, Bookmaker gives Pittsburgh +600 odds of keeping the superstar athlete on its roster.
The ongoing conflict between Brown and the Steelers resulted in his benching for the final game of the 2018 season, a must-win for Pittsburgh against the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown had reportedly become “frustrated” and gotten into arguments with his quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. Sources within the organization say that Roethlisberger would also take shots at Brown during team meetings.
Teams around the league are likely hoping that the rift between Brown and the Steelers has become too deep to repair. Franchises that struggled in 2018, including the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders, may be eyeing the wide receiver as a boost to their rosters. Even playoff teams like the Dallas Cowboys are seemingly in on the seven-time Pro Bowler.
Relationships are a serious commitment — but, so is football.
From September all the way to February, avid football fans dedicate every Sunday (and often even Thursdays and Mondays) to their sport and team of choice. That can get on the nerves of a significant other if they don’t understand or care for the game.
Why not just date someone who loves football as much as you? Well, that’s easier said than done, especially when you realize how picky some NFL fans are.
A study done by Fanatics delves deep into the dating preferences of each team’s fanbase — and it revealed some interesting trends.