Sport Jets' Le'Veon Bell says he's fed up with NFL drug tests: 'I'm not doing another after today'
Jets' Adams clears air with Douglas, Gase about trade talk
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jamal Adams finally cleared the air with Joe Douglas and Adam Gase. The New York Jets safety spoke with the general manager and head coach Monday, six days after Adams said he was "hurt" by being "shopped" by the team in trade talks. Adams chatted last week with team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson, but wasn't ready to sit down with either Douglas or Gase to discuss the situation. Adams let his emotions cool, and then had the peace talks."We just cleared it up," Adams said Thursday. "(Douglas) apologized, I apologized. Simple.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell voiced his frustration with the NFL's drug testing policy on Wednesday, saying in a tweet he's been subjected to five "'random' HGH blood test(s)" in the last 10 weeks.
"@NFL I'm not doing another after today, whatever y'all lookin for it obviously ain't there & I'm not about to keep allowing y'all to stick me with those dirty ass needles..find the players who really do that HGH (expletive) & get off me.."
Luke Falk files injury grievance against Jets
As if the results on the field weren’t bad enough for the Jets, they now find themselves with another disgruntled former employee. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, former Jets quarterback Luke Falk has filed an injury grievance against the team. Falk started a pair of games while Sam Darnold was out with mono, and was released the day before they beat the Cowboys in Week Six. He’s claiming he has a hip injury. He was not listed on the injury report the week before he was released.He’s the second former Jet to file a grievance in the last three weeks, joining guard Kelechi Osemele.
In a later tweet, Bell said he believed the NFL was testing him from HGH because they requested blood samples rather than a urine test.
During training camp this summer, Bell was pulled off the field during each of the first two practices of training camp to complete drug tests.
"Since he wasn't here in the spring they have to do everything now," coach Adam Gase told reporters then. "There's nothing we can do about it."
While a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016, Bell was given a four-game suspension for failing to appear for a mandatory drug test. The ban was reduced to three games after he appealed.
In his first year with the Jets, Bell has three rushing touchdowns and 508 yards through 10 games. He also has 46 catches for 309 receiving yards.
Eww York: Darnold, Jets hold on to beat Jones, Giants 34-27
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell scored a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter after a 33-yard pass interference penalty on DeAndre Baker, and the New York Jets rallied and then held on to beat the Giants 34-27 on Sunday for Big Apple bragging rights. Sam Darnold threw a touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder and ran for another score, and Jamal Adams scored on a 25-yard fumble return on a strip-sack as the Jets (2-7) bounced back from an embarrassing 28-16 loss last week at previously winless Miami.
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Bell: 'I'll live with' decision to sign with Jets .
Le'Veon Bell became one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL after signing with the New York Jets in March. But his first season with the new club hasn't produced the results he might have expected.© Icon Sportswire / GettyDespite posting just 508 yards and three touchdowns through 10 games, Bell has made peace with his free agency choice. "I made a decision," he said, according to Manish Mehta of New York Daily News. "And I'll live with it."The 27-year-old back hasn't eclipsed 100 rushing yards in a game this season, and he's posted a career-low 3.2 yards per carry.