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Le'Veon Bell facing another NFL suspension

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All-Pro back Le'Veon Bell will likely miss the first month of the 2016 NFL season.

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Former Michigan State Spartans star Le'Veon Bell is once again in trouble with the NFL.

The Pittsburgh Steelers running back is facing a four-game suspension for skipping a drug test this offseason, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano, who also notes that the appeals process is going on. But in an ESPN segment Friday morning, Graziano said it doesn't look like Bell will get his suspension even reduced, let alone wiped out altogether.

Bell, now entering his fourth NFL season, was suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season for a violation of the policy on substances of abuse. That came as a result of Bell being arrested for marijuana possession and a DUI in the summer of 2014.

Ever since Pittsburgh drafted Bell in the second round out of Michigan State in 2013, the former Spartan has become the NFL's best running back when he's not healthy or suspended. The Steelers are 14-2 in games in which Bell carried the ball 20 or more times.

However, Bell has missed 20 games (including playoffs) in just three years with the Steelers, and you can add at least four more for the 2016 season. This latest setback also comes after Bell missed the final 12 games (including playoffs) of last season due to a torn MCL suffered vs the Bengals in Week 7.