LaGarrette Blount Cut By Steelers For Leaving Game Early, Boarding Team Bus
As the great Weird Al Yankovic sang: "Another one rides the bus/and another one's gone, another one's gone, another one rides the bus ..."
LaGarrette Blount, who once jumped into an on-field fight during training camp while wearing street clothes, may be dressed that way for a long time to come. The Steelers released him today after, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he left their Monday Night Game vs. the Titans before the final snap, got dressed and got on the team bus.
Pittsburgh won, 27-24, and Blount had no carries. I believe the word "miffed" is the operative one here, first for Blount, then for Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
“We believe the decision to release LeGarrette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in the statement.
Ben Roethlisberger, earlier this morning on his radio show on 93.7 The Fan: "If true, this allegation is disturbing. ... This is not who the Pittsburgh Steelers are."
Blount's role had increasingly diminished for the Steelers -- he'd rushed for 266 yards on 65 carries with two touchdowns, and had six catches for 36 yards. But he's had only 21 carries for 54 yards over the past four games, and zero yards over the past two.
That escalated quickly. RT @steelers: We have released running back LeGarrette Blount.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 18, 2014
Of course, the day after Le'Veon Bell runs for 204 yards and a touchdown is always a good time to cut your weed-smokin', Boise State-punchin', early bus-boardin' malcontent backup running back.
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