That will definitely make Steelers fans feel for their star running back who hasn't played a game this year.
Pictures and videos circulated online late Tuesday of Bell in the club. Bell has been working out in Miami this season, but on Monday he tweeted "Fairwell Miami" without further explanation. Bell has until next Tuesday to report to the team to maintain his eligibility for the season.
Bell would surrender the final $6.84 million of his salary if he elects not to sign the franchise tender. That gives Bell the ability to negotiate with other teams and the Steelers the right to match, which would essentially be the same as him hitting the free agent market.
The Athletic reported a month ago that Bell would qualify as a third franchise tag even if he didn't show by the deadline.
"Just about everybody has an opinion on my life & anxious about what i'm doing, " Bell wrote with a 180-degree twist that was perhaps partially explained when he added, "don't judge me off my decisions because maybe this isn't what you'd do... but most people don't take the time to just simply read between the lines..."
Bell said the Steelers told him they plan to place the transition tag on him this offseason, and a source confirmed to ESPN that the tag would be worth approximately $9 million to $10 million. ". Don't judge me off my decisions because maybe this isn't what you'd do. but most people don't take the time to just simply read between the lines".
Until the issue is resolved, the Steelers will continue to lean on second-year rusher James Conner, who is enjoying a breakout year in Bell's absence.
The Steelers running back broke his silence Wednesday on Twitter, posting a pair of upside-down tweets as he aired his grievances amid his contract holdout. Also, if you're really finding the time to figure out what I'm saying, you've proved my point.