The Pittsburg Steelers will be without their top running back for most of the first month of the season because the NFL has suspended Le'Veon Bell. Bell has been suspended for three games and fined an additional game check for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

In February, Bell received 15 months on probation in a first-offender's program stemming from his arrest last August on marijuana possession and DUI charges with former teammate LeGarrette Blount.

Bell was the NFL's second-leading rusher this season, gaining 1,361 yards and scoring eight touchdowns. He also was Pittsburgh's second-leading receiver with 83 catches for 854 yards.