Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Le’Veon Bell: ‘I wish him the best’

When it comes to the back and forth of responding to criticism, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid wants no part of it. 

He made that known on Thursday when asked about Le'Veon Bell and the free-agent running back's recent comments. 

Bell, who joined the Chiefs last October on a one-year deal, said he would "never play for Andy Reid again" and that he would retire rather than doing so.

Bell later apologized for airing his grievances publicly but said he doesn't regret saying the comments. 

Reid took the high road when asked about Bell.

“Listen, I really enjoyed my time with him here,” Reid said. “I appreciated the way he handled things and did his business. He had some productive downs for us.”

Kansas City Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell readies during the second half against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. (Photo: David Zalubowski, AP)

The 29-year-old Bell played in nine games in 2020 and ran for 254 yards and scored two touchdowns after being released by the New York Jets, where he spent less than two seasons. He didn't play in the AFC championship game or the Super Bowl 55 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“I’m pulling for him in the future,” Reid said about Bell. “I mean, that’s how I roll. People say things, they say things. I move on and I wish him the best.”

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