New York Jets head coach Adam Gase told reporters Tuesday that Le'Veon Bell didn't violate any team rules and wouldn't be disciplined after the running back was seen bowling on Saturday night, hours after he had been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Bell had been battling the flu throughout the week and missed two practices and the team's walk-through earlier on Saturday, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.
"That wasn't his fault that we said he's still contagious," Gase said. "I mean, that's what the doctors told him. I'd rather him not be [bowling]. I'd rather him be at home, getting better. But that will be a conversation we have."
Gase also told reporters that Bell had hoped to play but was held out by team doctors:
"Oh, he wanted to play, but they said he was still contagious. They didn't want him around all the other guys because they thought it would spread through the team. We didn't want to have a situation like some of these other teams are having, with 20 guys out during the week. ... I know he didn't feel great, but he was probably thinking he could still go."