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Le’Veon Bell apologizes for posting remarks about Andy Reid

The former Chiefs running back had started an online controversy on Saturday.

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On Saturday, former Kansas City Chiefs running back Le’Veon Bell made waves with an Instagram post where he said negative things about Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. In response to a fan talking about an expensive tab at McDonald’s, Bell said he’d rather retire than play for Reid again.

On Sunday evening, however, Bell addressed his Instagram reply on Twitter, saying that he “didn’t regret” making the statement — and said that he had a right to express his personal opinion.

Then he sought to clarify a perception raised by the original Instagram reply: that he had not enjoyed his time in Kansas City.

In another, he apologized — not for his views about Reid, but rather for making them public on social media.

And he also made it clear that he is not interested in clarifying the specifics about his issues with the Chiefs’ head coach.

Bell, 29, joined the Chiefs in mid-October after beginning the season with the New York Jets. The former Pittsburgh Steelers running back — who sat out the 2018 season in a contract dispute — had signed with the Jets in 2019, but had been released after appearing in only two Jets games last season. After averaging just 3.3 yards per carry in New York, he averaged 4.0 in 63 carries over the course of nine 2020 Chiefs games.