The Cincinnati Bengals weren’t far into their enjoyment of a 24-23 victory over the Indianapolis Colts when word of in-game tweets from Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell about Joe Mixon was already a topic – especially with linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who was not shy about voicing his opinion about the tweets. Bell must have been watching the Bengals game, or at least following highlights, as he tweeted the following: “for someone who feels they can do “way more” than I can, sure seems like u wanna be me! tryin to mimic my run style, my 1st down celebration” Bell then followed that with, “now u wear an arm sleeve on your left arm AND went to the mismatch gloves too?! lol just change your number from 28 to 26 while your at it..” Some background: Last week, Mixon told reporters he was frustrated for not getting the ball in the second half of the Bengals' loss to the Steelers, noting that Bell had gotten 35 carriers to his seven. “I feel like, to me, personally, I feel like I can do way more than he did,” the rookie running back said last Sunday. “I only had seven carries. I can’t showcase nothing if I don’t get the ball. Ain’t nothing else I can say.” Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, in particular, took issue with the tweets on Sunday. (Also for reference, Bell said last week Burfict should be out of the league for kicking at the facemask of Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix. Regarding the fine Burfict received for that unsportsmanlike conduct, Burfict offered up a “no comment.”) The linebacker noted Bell must have been watching the game to tweet about it but then asked for a rundown of what was tweeted.
Bengals' Vontaze Burfict fires back as Steelers' Le'Veon Bell trash talks Joe Mixon
Cincinnati Enquirer | Oct 29