Le’Veon Bell: ‘I didn’t know you could get a DUI for being high’
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had to have know he was violating NFL rules when he decided to smoke weed earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean he was aware of all the laws he was breaking. According to the criminal complaint filed at the time of his and teammate LeGarrette Blount’s arrest, Bell said some pretty dumb things to the police.
For starters, Bell seemed to think you could only be arrested for driving while under the influence if you were drinking.
“I didn’t know you could get a DUI for being high,” Bell reportedly told police, according to WPXI in Pittsburgh.
And besides, the former Michigan State star wasn’t even high anymore when police pulled his vehicle over. His buzz had worn off.
“I smoked two hours ago,” he said. “I’m not high anymore. I’m perfectly fine. Why would I be getting high if I had to make it to my game?”
When the officer asked what game he was referring to, Bell informed him that he plays for the Steelers and needed to catch a flight by 3 p.m.
It should be noted that police described Bell, Blount and the young lady that was with them as “polite and cooperative.” Cooperative, maybe. Uninformed and oblivious? Absolutely.