Le’Veon Bell tweet stating he wouldn’t join Jets for $60M deleted
Le’Veon Bell will sign with the New York Jets on a reported four-year, $52.5 million contract, but it appears he may have engaged in some social media housekeeping ahead of the deal to save face.
Back in February of last year and ahead of his protracted holdout that would keep him away from the Pittsburgh Steelers for the entire season, Bell tweeted out a response to an inquiry on Twitter about the Jets. Bell stated $60 million cash “ain’t enough” for him to sign with the Jets in free agency.
Interestingly, said tweet has been mysteriously deleted, although it’s unclear exactly when said Twitter scrubbing occurred.
Bell’s bold-but-now erroneous proclamation from last year, like all things on the Internet, may be gone but it’s not forgotten, as nothing is ever truly deleted on the World Wide Web.
Le'Veon Bell: 4 years, $52.5 million with the Jets.— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) March 13, 2019
Also Le'Veon Bell: pic.twitter.com/kOOZ1gThwz
Less than a week after the tweet in question, Bell joked in a conversation with a TMZ Sports camera crew that it would require “$100Ms,” or $100 million, for the Jets to lure him to New York. He also confirmed the aforementioned $60 million in cash would not cut it.
Obviously, Bell did not come anywhere close to that kind of money, meaning his gamble by sitting out all of last season did not reap the financial dividends he anticipated, to say the least.
Bell emerged on Twitter, however, late Tuesday night to celebrate his impeding new NFL home, stating that he’s “back in the green,” a nod to his college career in East Lansing, Mich., with the Michigan State Spartans.
I’m back in the green baby, let’s get it— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) March 13, 2019
That’s something, at least.