Earlier last week, Le’Veon Bell wrote on his Twitter, that he’d “retire first before playing for Andy Reid again.” The comment quickly went viral and made headlines.
Kanas City Chiefs star defensive back, Tyrann Mathieu, even took to Twitter to defend Reid by saying “These fellas will blame everybody for their lack of success. That’s how I know I’m built different,”
Today, however, Bell clarified his comments about Reid. Saying he does not regret what he said.
“I said what I said & I don’t regret at all what I said…for those who have a PERSONAL PROBLEM with me because of what I SAID, that’s fine…you have your right! just understand I ALSO have MY RIGHT for how I feel about MY PERSONAL problem with the dude because of what HE SAID to me.” Bell wrote on his Twitter.
Bell did not elaborate on what Reid said to him during his time with the Kanas City Chiefs.
Bell added he otherwise enjoyed his one season with the Chiefs in 2020. He played in nine games, starting two, and rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns.
Are Le’Veon Bells Chances at Playing Done?
Despite the apology, it’s highly unusual for players to outwardly voice dislike for their coaches, even more so with Andy Ried.
Reid is highly respected by players and coaches alike. Due to his reputation, Reid’s opinion about players could be the make it or break it for players to join teams.
In other words, someone you want in your corner if your trying make it big in the NFL.
Even with an apology, Bell is going to have a hard time getting on a team that Reid is close to. Also, each team he’s been on has used him less and less each season. With the Chiefs only using him for nine games total.
Looks like Bell is going to be facing an uphill battle.
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