LeVeon Bell with the Steelers Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

At one time, star running back LeVeon Bell was an absolute superstar and a fan-favorite player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. But that relationship turned sour as a result of a contract dispute that saw Bell sit out an entire season rather than sign a franchise tender and ultimately leave the team. But it sounds like Bell has regrets about that.

Over the weekend, LeVeon Bell posted a video on social media over the weekend apologizing to Steelers fans and making it clear that he never should have sit out that season and left Pittsburgh.

“I never apologized to the fans for sitting out, or leaving the Steelers,” Bell said in the video. “I never apologized. So I want to say I apologize for leaving the best damn fans there is in this damn world. I shouldn’t have left. I apologize, I should never have left. I apologize. That’s my fault. That’s on me.”


During his time with the Steelers, Bell was arguably the most dominant running back in the NFL, earning first-team All-Pro honors twice during the first five years of his career. But his career fizzled after he left the Steelers as he was unable to find the same success anywhere else.

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