Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has had his suspension reduced from four games to three games following a settlement between the NFL and the NFLPA, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
As part of the settlement, Bell will have to remain in his current stage of the league’s substance abust program, reports Mike Garafolo.
Bell was orginally suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s substace abuse policy after reportedly missing multiple drug tests.
Bell was also suspended for the start of last season, missing two games.
The running back will now miss the first three games of the upcoming season against the Washington Redskins, The Cincinnati Bengals, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He will return for Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs.