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Le'Veon Bell Reveals If He Will Ever Return To The NFL

Former NFL running back Le'Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell has left football behind for a boxing career. However, he's not closing the door entirely on a return to the NFL. 

In an interview with NFL.com on Wednesday, Bell revealed what would cause him to come out of his supposed retirement from professional football. 

There's just a one-percent chance he'd return to the sport. It's predicated on signing with a contending team for the playoffs and getting the starting running back position on that team from the jump. 

In other words, it's highly unlikely Bell takes a snap in the NFL ever again. 

"I feel like it's a one-percent chance," Bell said, via NFL.com. "It would have to be playoffs, and then like I got a starting job and it's for a contending team – I have a chance win a Super Bowl. That'd literally be the only chance."

Given that Le'Veon Bell's demands rarely, if ever, happen in the NFL, it's unlikely he ever straps the pads back on again. 

Boxing, meanwhile, has Bell's heart at the moment. The sport became an off-season hobby for the former NFL star and eventually progressed into a full-time gig. 

"I started liking it, even more and more, so it became just not an offseason thing, but I started going in during season," Bell recalled. "I started loving it even more. Then it had been offseason and during the season, but it's like all right now, I don't even know if I, I don't want to play football no more. I think I do want to box.

"I just fell in love with the sport over the course of me doing it and I felt me getting better and gaining more confidence as I kept going. I think once I had that moment when I started sparring other opponents and I started seeing how good I actually was in the ring, I made the decision that I wanted to box."

Bell will make a name for himself, be it good or bad, in the boxing world on Oct. 29 against Uriah "Prime Time" Hall.