Le'Veon Bell apologizes for airing Andy Reid drama on Instagram, but stands by statement
A day after Le'Veon Bell made his thoughts clear (or maybe a little too clear) about his time with Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs, the free agent went back to Instagram, this time to explain himself.
The former Chiefs running back made headlines on Saturday when he said in an Instagram comment, "I will never play for Andy Reid again ... I would retire first". The news quickly took off on the rest of social media and apparently represented yet another burned bridge for Bell.
On Sunday, Bell posted a screenshot on his Instagram story of an angry message of racial slur received from what appeared to be a Chiefs fan, telling him he was no longer welcome in Kansas City.
Bell posted a 202-word answer that read as follows:
I said what I said and I have no regrets at all for what I said ... for those who have a PERSONAL PROBLEM with me because of what I said, that's fine ... you have Her right!
Just understand that I have my RIGHT too, how I think about my personal problem with the guy because of what HE said to me!
I never said I didn't enjoy my time at KC because I loved my time there and it was probably the next dressing room full of players I've ever been to ... close to me I have my teammates, the city, enjoyed the food and fans, pretty much everything in KC ...
I'm not going to go into the very depths of why I feel the way I do, but I have my right to feel the way I feel ... the ONLY thing I would change is to comment how I really feel on social media. .
I admit I could have kept this to myself and apologize for it and just that ... but I don't regret what I said because that's how I feel ...
so you can love or hate me, I'll be fine anyway ... I'll just give you a little version of my point of view of why I said what I said
Obviously there is a lot going on. Bell apologized for posting his complaint on the highly public Instagram comments forum, but said he was standing with Reid and the Chiefs in his time. And he doesn't allow anyone not to like him because of that.
Le'Veon Bell posted on Instagram again saying he stands by what he said about not wanting to play for Andy Reid but regrets how he said it. (Ron Chenoy / USA TODAY Sports)
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Bell joined the Chiefs as a free agent mid-season last season, scoring 328 rushing yards, 138 receptions and two touchdowns during the regular season but was forgotten in the playoffs and received only two carries throughout the postseason.
This marginalization could be why Bell is not happy with Reid, or it could be the opposite, since Reid is not playing Bell because of an argument. We'll see if we can learn more details.
Anyway, Bell, saying what he said about Reid means the former all-pro has now made three ugly exits in a career that spans three teams. First there was Bell's infamous refusal to get away from the Pittsburgh Steelers and their franchise day. Then there was his time with the New York Jets and their former head coach Adam Gase, whom Bell also ripped on social media last month.
Currently, Bell is a free agent and is still looking for a team as the mini-camps begin, despite having stated that his lack of team is his own choice.
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