Jets RB Le’Veon Bell is unhappy with fans who don’t think he’s focused
New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell doesn’t like the narrative surrounding him.
Some fans have accused Bell of being unfocused on football and too concerned with other things like his rap career, and the former Pittsburgh Steelers star took to social media to fire back, per Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com.
“I’m tired of social media s–t, I’m tired everybody telling me, ‘Oh, Le’Veon, you not focused. You only wanna make music. You wanna play basketball. You do everything besides play football,’” Bell said.
“Let me tell you all something. I know you’ve got a favorite person, a favorite athlete, your mom, your dad, whatever. Somebody works at Target. You think when they work from 9 to 5, they go home and all they’re worried about is putting f–king s–t on the shelves? You think Bron is waking up, and he ain’t have no Taco Tuesdays? Bron don’t have Taco Tuesdays, you think he’s hoopin’ all day? You think Beyoncé is waking up singing all day? She don’t go to work, she don’t act? She don’t do nothing else with her kids? She’s waking up singing?”
It’s a fair point from Bell, and expectations for him might be a bit unreasonable. Bell has received more scrutiny than most athletes because of his decision to sit out the entire 2018 season.
He went to New York looking for a fresh start, and he’ll have the chance to prove everybody wrong and show he’s still one of the league’s top backs. Fortunately for Bell, the start of the season is right around the corner, so he’ll be able to quiet all the talk shortly.