Le’Von Bell and LeGarette Blount were both in the Steelers’ lineup for Thursday night’s preseason game against the Eagles despite being charged with marijuana possession after a Wednesday afternoon traffic stop in Ross Township, Pennsylvania.
Bell, who was driving the car, was also charged with driving under the influence of marijuana.
Here’s how ESPN described the incident:
Kohlhepp said traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after Stafiej, who was on a motorcycle, noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Stafiej found a 20-gram bag of marijuana inside the car. Bell, Blount and a female passenger all claimed ownership of the marijuana, according to police.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin met with the players Thursday morning and decided to let them play.