Six weeks was apparently all it took for Le’Veon Bell to think his football career was over.
Following his first practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday — who had just signed Bell that day — the 29-year-old running back admitted the weeks between being released from the Baltimore Ravens and joining the Bucs made him wonder if it was time to retire from football. And focus on boxing.
“I’m not even gonna lie — I got to the point where I had thought about kinda calling it quits, just ’cause of the fact that it wasn’t working out for me the last couple spots I’ve been at,” Bell said, via ESPN.
“This was like literally the only spot that I felt like made me want to play football and go out there and be excited to play. This was, like, literally the only place that could have called me and got me to really go play. I was gonna start boxing and focusing on boxing.”