Le'Veon Bell raps in a new song released this weekend that he feels targeted by those criticizing him for his contract drama with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The star running back announced the song's release on social media.
In the track titled "Target," Bell, who has stayed away from the Steelers' offseason program and organized team activities after being franchised for the second straight year, raps that he's not the "bad guy" that he's made out to be by his critics.
A sampling of the lyrics, via Genius.com:
"Wonder why they treat me like the bad guy/You say I ain't the best, but that's a bad lie ...
"... If I don't do what you want, then you want me gone/I must say, you being real aggressive/The way you switch up on me real impressive ..."
"... You can see I'm doing shows, so you think I'm out of shape .."
"... All these people wanna trade/I'm the one they wanna hate/So to me, I'm a target ..."
"... I think that I need a break/You know that I wanna stay/Some people just can't relate/Just look at my point of view/I don't have the time to waste ..."
"... You think if I sat out, I'd be sluggish/You think they won't pay me 'cause a drug test/Fun fact, I ain't never failed one, that's on me/You so worried 'bout the weed, what 'bout those PEDs ..."
Le'Veon earned $12.12 million on last year's franchise tag and would earn $14.5 million this year unless both sides reach a long-term deal. He told ESPN in March that he won't agree to a contract that averages less than $14.5 million annually. Bell is one of the best, just more of the continued disrespect of the NFL running back.