If you've been paying attention to the Le'Veon Bell situation, then you may have noticed that there seems to be at least one new twist every day.
Pictures and videos circulated online late Tuesday of Bell in the club. However, instead of sending a normal tweet to rip his critics, Bell chose to write his message using upside-down letters. Bell remains absent from the team, though it was believed he would join the team following its upcoming game against Carolina.
Bell, a member of L.A. Fitness who has spent past offseasons working out there, recently left Miami, where he has trained while away from the Steelers.
What that would mean is that in order to tag him next year as a franchise player, the Steelers would have to commit to paying Bell $25 million in guaranteed money.
The drama comes ahead of a Tuesday deadline that could define Bell's immediate, and perhaps long-term, future.
Reports from earlier in the season suggested Bell needed to sign with the team by November 13 if he wanted to retain his free agent eligibility following the season.
The transition tag would allow Bell to negotiate with other teams and allow the Steelers to match any offer.
So if Pittsburgh chose to put the franchise tag on Bell again next offseason, it would be the third tag.
If he plays games this year, the Steelers could try to prove Bell's transition tag should be prorated.
Just about everybody has an opinion on my life & anxious about what I'm doing.
"Just about everybody has an opinion on my life and anxious about what I'm doing. don't judge me off my decisions because maybe this isn't what you'd do", Bell wrote. & that's clearly on them.