Le’Veon Bell’s decision to sit out the entire 2018 season and refusing to play on the franchise tag did not sit well with many but Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had no hard feelings.
Big Ben even texted the 26-year-old running back and wished him the best ahead of Tuesday’s 4PM deadline, but unfortunately, Bell did not respond.
#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
Roethlisberger isn’t judging Bell for his decision to leave behind his salary and a potential Super Bowl run.
“To each their own on what they want to walk away from,” Roethlisberger said.