Chiefs News: Andy Reid Responds to Le'Veon Bell's Criticism

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid responded the Le'Veon Bell's criticism of him.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid responded the Le'Veon Bell's criticism of him. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell made headlines this past week when he criticized head coach Andy Reid, saying that he would retire before ever playing for him again. Well, Big Red recently responded to the harsh words and he clearly took the high road on this one.

It shouldn't be surprising to see Reid respond with kindness and leadership. The veteran head coach is widely respected across the league and has no reason to fight fire with fire in this situation. Bell has since walked back his statement and released an apology on social media, but the damage is done.

No one truly knows what soured the relationship between Bell and Reid, but it looks like the Chiefs head coach doesn't hold any ill will towards his former RB. It's notable to point out that Bell was inactive for the AFC Championship game and did not play at all in Super Bowl 55, either.

Bell racked up 353 yards from scrimmage on 76 touches and scoring 2 touchdowns with the Chiefs in the second half of 2020 (9 games played). The two-time Pro Bowler remains a free agent and doesn't seem to be doing much to help his marketability as he continues to stir up drama off the field.

As Bell searches for a new team to call home next season, Andy Reid and the Chiefs head into the fall with their eyes set on winning another Lomardi Trophy. Kansas City currently has the best odds to win the Super Bowl at +500, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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