The silver lining of free agency is sometimes a house sale.
Whereas Le’Veon Bellthe famous running back formerly with the Pittsburgh Steelersbounced from team to team (New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs) over the years, he has also been able to unload the house he reclaimed in April 2016.
But unfortunately for Bell, the compromise wasn’t exactly in his favor. He paid $629,000 for his place near Pittsburghthen sold it at a loss, for $475,000.
The four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom abode sits on 1.78 acres and offers a bucolic setting at the end of a cul-de-sac. And although there is a large rear terrace to relax, the rest of the house needs a lot of attention (read a total renovation). In fact, from the photos, it looks like a demolition has already started.
And the listing notes that the repairman is a “one-time opportunity.” Maybe the new owners are up to it?
Bell may be without a team, but he’s certainly not without a home.
The Ohio native also owns a home about 30 miles east of Columbus.
He has maintained this residence since December 2017, paying $855,000 for the six-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion. The place has almost 7,700 square feet of living space and a ton of space to throw the pigskin outside – 25 acres.
Last season, Bell signed with the Baltimore Ravens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneersbut this year, his focus has shifted from football to another sport: boxing.
His fledgling career began with an exhibition game where he knocked out his teammate running back, Adrian Peterson. And later this month he will make his professional boxing debut against the MMA star and former UFC fighter. Urie Room.
Randy White contributed to this report.