Pittsburgh Steelers' Le'Veon Bell banned from high school prom

By Alex Butler  |  March 17, 2017 at 10:15 PM
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March 17 (UPI) -- Roger Goodell had nothing to do with this one.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell lost a Twitter bet earlier this month. The price: attending a high school prom in Wisconsin. The bet happened when Ava Tarantino, 17, asked Bell to prom on the social media platform. Her condition was that if the tweet earned more than 500 retweets, Bell would have to go. He upped that number to 600, but the tweet has since been retweeted more than 2,000 times.

But Wisconsin school officials aren't very fond of the idea of Bell going to the dance. In fact, they have prohibited his attendance due to his off-field resume. Bell has been arrested in the past for DUI and marijuana possession, crimes against Waukesha school district policy.

The Waukesha school district prohibits guests from prom if they have been involved in incidents regarding drug, alcohol, or violent crimes. It also prohibits guests older than 19-years-old.

"You can Google Mr. Bell," school spokeswoman Terry Schuster told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "We have to be equitable in the way we treat our students. We don't even know if this is a real commitment."

The school district said Bell could come to the other Waukesha West prom events, but not the dance.

Bell missed the first three games of the 2016 season while serving a suspension. The 2014 All-Pro still managed to pile up 1,884 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns in 14 games. He had surgery Monday to fix a core muscle injury and will need six weeks to recover.

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