The New York Post reports Jets running back Le’Veon Bell was bowling all night on Saturday. Normally this would not be news, but the Jets had ruled him out of the game against the Dolphins the next day with the flu.
Bell missed practice on Thursday and Friday and was ruled out of the game on Saturday because he was dealing with the flu. Jets coach Adam Gase said the team sent him home on Friday to avoid getting other players sick. Gase also said Bell was not present at Saturday’s team walk-through. He was not seen at MetLife Stadium on Sunday when the Jets beat the Dolphins 22-21.
Apparently he felt well enough to bowl a few frames on Saturday, though. Sources said he was at Boonton Lanes, which is not far from where the Jets train in New Jersey, from around 10:30 p.m. to close to 1 a.m. when the bowling alley closed. Bell was easy to spot in orange leather pants.
This is the latest turn in an ugly season for the Jets. I am sure this will not be the last we hear about this story. In the meantime, I’ll try and figure out how I got to the point in my life where I’m writing an article about a player going bowling.