Le’Veon Bell had a threat that had the NFL on notice until the truth came out Jamie Squire/Getty Images
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 25: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs through the tackle attempt Josh Mauga #90 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium during the fourth quarter of the game on October 25, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Who says NFL players can’t have a little fun with fans and management on April Fool’s Day?

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell decided to play a prank on fans on April 1 about being given the franchise tag earlier this year.

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Bell waited nearly an hour before he added that it was just a joke.

Bell will make $12 million this year unless the two sides can agree on a long term deal. The 25-year-old running back has been one of the best—if not the best—back in the league since being drafted by the Steelers in 2013.

The Steelers’ organization and Mike Tomlin probably didn’t enjoy the joke as much as he did, but it was still a pretty good prank.

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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