The NFL could be ready to discipline the Pittsburgh Steelers because of Le'Veon Bell's injury.
A league official told ESPN's Adam Schefter, that the NFL will be looking into the ' failure to list the running back's groin ailment on the injury report prior to last weekend's AFC Championship Game against the .
This situation is similar to the investigation into the Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's injury. Seahawks' head coach Pete Carroll revealed after the season that Sherman had played half the year with an MCL injury. He was never listed on the injury report with that ailment and Seattle is reportedly in danger of losing as much as a second-round pick as punishment.
The league requires every significant injury to be listed on the injury report, even if a player fully participates in practice. Bell missed four out of nine practices in a three-week span with a non-injury designation.
Mike Tomlin admitted that he was aware of Bell's injury, which forced him out of that game. However, Tomlin also stated that the injury itself was not significant in nature.
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