Maybe Bell has too much time on his hands as a free agent waiting on another team to call him besides the Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens. Maybe he’s filled with a bit too much aggression and he’s not sure how to channel the emotion in a healthy way. Or maybe he’s just convinced that boxer Jake Paul isn’t the challenge we think he would be for a guy like Bell.
Whatever it is, Bell wants a piece of Paul and he took to Twitter to recently state as much.
Early on Sunday morning, shortly after Paul knocked out Tyrone Woodley in a rematch with a sixth-round knockout in Tampa on Saturday evening. That was when Bell decided to put this out there:
At the very least, we’re intrigued by the idea of watching Bell in the ring and we know there’d be a big payday with it. Perhaps the same agility and burst it takes to be a successful NFL running back for years would translate well and it’s quite possible Bell has trained in boxing in the past enough to feel comfortable with the concept.
However, this kinda, sorta seems like a death wish and we’re not sure why Bell would want to make this leap. He clearly doesn’t need the money since he’s sat out an entire season before in the name of poor financial decisions. Even during that year, we didn’t hear much from Bell, so he also knows how to stay quiet at home hanging out with whoever doing whatever he likes with the riches he does have.
We’re not alone in seeing Bell’s tweet and wondering what’s up.
Then again, maybe Le’Veon Bell is world’s next great boxer and we’re witnessing the unfolding of a new chapter in his story—one that began with a Twitter challenge to Jake Paul.