Blount and Bell (and a female passenger) were arrested and charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop on Wednesday.
Ross Township detective Brian Kohlhepp said traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after Stafiej, who was on a motorcycle, noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Stafiej found a 20 gram bag of marijuana inside the car.
Bell, Blount and a female passenger all claimed ownership of the marijuana, according to police. Bell, 22, was taken to a hospital to have blood drawn and is expected to be charged with driving under the influence of marijuana.
All three were arrested and released. They are expected to receive notice of formal charges through the mail, Kohlhepp said. The possession and DUI charges are both misdemeanors.
The incident happened less than two hours before the Steelers flew to Philadelphia for a preseason game Thursday night against the Eagles.
“We are aware of the reports and still gathering information,” Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said. “We will have no further comment at this time.”
The Steelers could hold both men out of the game Thursday night against the Eagles, and the NFL is expected to review the incident. Bell didn’t fly with the Steelers to Philadelphia, according to multiple reports, but Blount is with the team, according to reports.