Shutdown Corner

Pittsburgh Steelers' top two running backs busted for marijuana

Frank Schwab
Shutdown Corner
Steelers' Bell, Blount set to face pot charges
.

View photo

Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount, right, tries to strip the ball from fellow Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell in a drill during a combined NFL football training camp session with the Buffalo Bills in Latrobe, Pa. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Well, at least there are no concerns about lack of chemistry in the Pittsburgh Steelers' running backs meeting room.

Top two tailbacks Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were hanging out together after hours on Wednesday. A little bonding experience. The only problem was they had 20 grams of marijuana when they were pulled over by police, according to CBS Pittsburgh columnist Colin Dunlap. The backs were charged with possession of marijuana and as a bonus, Bell was charged with a DUI. An unidentified female with the two was also charged, Dunlap said. 

[ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ]

That's not good. Though, given the appeals process if commissioner Roger Goodell wants to punish Bell and Blount, it's unlikely it would affect either for the 2014 season.

Blount has been in trouble before. In college at Oregon, he was suspended for most of the 2009 season after punching a Boise State player after a game. Despite being very talented, he went undrafted in 2010. Bell was the team's second-round pick a year ago and was looking to build off a solid rookie season as the Steelers' starter, with Blount signed from New England this offseason to be a powerful No. 2 option.

The Steelers usually don't take kindly to off-field issues, so it will be interesting to see if they take any action against their top two backs.

Related Steelers coverage:

- - - - - - -

Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.
    • Timberwolves look to end skid when they visit Hornets

      The Charlotte Hornets are hoping to continue surging against the floundering Minnesota Timberwolves when the two teams square off Saturday at Charlotte's Spectrum Center. After a four-game losing streak ended a week ago, the Hornets have won three … More »

      AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
    • Friedrich drives Germany to win in 2-man bobsled opener

      WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) -- Francesco Friedrich and brakeman Thorsten Margis of Germany prevailed in the first World Cup two-man bobsled race of the season Friday night, after narrowly avoiding a crash on one of the final turns. … More »

      AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
    • Spurs top Wizards on Leonard's late hoop

      Spurs top Wizards on Leonard's late hoop

      Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points, including the winning jumper with 6 seconds left, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame another sluggish start at home to beat the Washington Wizards 107-105 on Friday night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points for San … More »

      AP - Sports - 12 minutes ago
    • Raptors rout Lakers for fifth win in row

      Raptors rout Lakers for fifth win in row

      Even though it is Kyle Lowry currently shooting lights out for the Toronto Raptors, second-year man Norman Powell is only too happy to take the credit. Lowry had 24 points and seven assists for the Raptors in a 113-80 victory over the Los Angeles … More »

      AP - Sports - 13 minutes ago
    • NASCAR honors Johnson, Stewart, Junior

      NASCAR honors Johnson, Stewart, Junior

      Jimmie Johnson was celebrated Friday night for winning his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title, while Tony Stewart was seen off into retirement and Dale Earnhardt Jr. told his adoring fans he'll be ready to race in 2017. Johnson's dramatic … More »

      AP - Sports - 17 minutes ago