The Jets fired their GM this week. That lead to rumors that Le’Veon Bell  was the reason he was canned. 

Gase, who is serving as the team’s interim GM, has downplayed those rumors but the drama is simmering. 

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that Gase “absolutely did not want to sign Le’Veon Bell.” 

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport suggested Gase “liked the player, didn’t love the money.” 

Of course Le’Veon took to Twitter to address the gossip. 

He tweeted the following on Wednesday night:

“There’s been a BUNCH of false reports and speculation about me in the past about things I’ve said and done, so I’m used to this,” Bell tweeted. “I don’t jump to conclusions when I hear or see a story that may affect me.

“Even if reports are true, that won’t stop me from doing what I came here to do…everyone has a job to do, and I’m gonna do mine whether people ‘like’ me or not. I’m here to win football games.”

Gase says he expects Le’Veon to be at the Jets’ mandatory minicamp from June 4-6.

“We had a conversation about what was kind of his schedule,” Gase said, per the New York Daily News. “We’ll kind of see how the OTAs go. As of right now, I know the mandatory stuff … he said he was going to be here for that. So, I don’t expect him to not show up for (minicamp on June 4-6).”

Crazy how drama just seems to follow Le’Veon Bell wherever he goes. 

This should be one interesting season. 

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