PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – LeVeon Bell today learned the steps he will need to take to get his marijuana case in Ross Township dismissed and to clean this first offense from his criminal record after a 15-month probation period.

He signed the paperwork to enter the ARD program – which stands for Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition.

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His attorney, Robert DelGreco says to achieve the aims of the program, Bell will undergo
“a drug and alcohol evaluation, attendance and completion of drunk driving school which consists of a weekend course, two six hour courses on a Saturday and Sunday, a court ordered assessment, attendance at drunk driving group therapy, the payment of court costs, which generally are in the neighborhood of two thousand dollars and a sixty day license suspension.”

An ARD hearing before a judge to formally enter the program is scheduled for February.

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But shortly after that, Del Greco expects the NFL to consider its own disciplinary proceedings.

“If memory serves me correct the baseline standard or guideline for a drunk driving related charge is two games,” Del Greco said.

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Meantime a codefendant in the marijuana case, LeGarrette Blount, who now plays for the New England Patriots, has his preliminary hearing scheduled for next week.
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