A reporter from the Terre Haute Tribune-Star tweeted Tuesday thatIndiana's star running back was out for the rest of the season because of a foot injury. However, Bell posted on Twitter, "My dismissal from the team comes with no hard feelings & I realize this will have a negative outlook on me." This post was deleted, but not before Todd Golden, the Indiana State beat reporter for the newspaper tweeted it.
ISU coach Mike Sanford told the media the senior back, a former standout at Warren Central High School, is done for the year due to his injury. Sanford has declined to comment whether Bell was dismissed from the team or not. There has been no word from the Missouri Valley Conference or an official statement from Indiana State yet.
Bell was injured at the opener at Indiana and has been struggling all season. The team is currently 1-6, and Bell had carried 78 times for 420 yards and just one touchdown. He needed 122 more yards and four more touchdowns to set school career records. In 2011 Bell led the Football Championship Subdivision with 1,670 yards and was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award as FCS Player of the Year.
References: Chicago Tribune and Indy Star.
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