Ben Roethlisberger is done talking about Le’Veon Bell
Now that Tuesday’s deadline has passed and Le’Veon Bell will officially have to sit out the entire 2018 season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has no interest in talking about a player who will soon be his former teammate.
Roethlisberger said Wednesday that he texted Bell before the deadline on Tuesday telling him he hoped he was going to show up, and the star running back never replied. Now, Big Ben is done talking about the situation.
#Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, on Le’Veon Bell: “The thing about it is he’s not here. … So we don’t talk about it. I texted him yesterday before the deadline texting him I was hoping he was going to show up, and if not I wish him nothing but the best.” Bell did not text back.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 14, 2018
In some ways, it may help the Steelers that Bell is no longer eligible to play this season. At least the saga has now ended, and they won’t have to wonder if and when he’ll be showing up for work.
James Conner has been one of the best running backs in football during Bell’s absence, and that has made it a lot easier for the Steelers to adjust. Judging by what some Pittsburgh players said recently about Bell’s situation, they’re probably happy to know that Conner is the guy going forward.