Le'Veon Bell can't attend Steelers fan's prom, school rules, citing arrest history

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Le'Veon Bell's prom date promise to one hopefulSteelers fan appears to have hit a snag.

Pittsburgh's star running back agreed over the weekendto attendhigh school prom with Ava Tarantino, a 17-year-old junior at Waukesha West in Wisconsinwho'd won a Twitter re-tweetbet to bring Bell as her date. But school officials are uneasy about the arrangement, citing district policy that bansdance guests with a history of drug or alcohol violations.

Bell, 26, also exceeds the district'sage restriction of 19.

Waukesha School District spokeswoman Terry Schuster told the Appleton Post-CrescentthatBell is welcome at other prom events such as thegrand march and photo sessions with Tarantino, but cannot attend the dance itself.

"You can Google Mr. Bell," Schuster said in a statement, apparently referring to Bell's2014 arrest on marijuana possession and DUI charges.

"We have to be equitable in the way we treat our students," she added.

Bell served a two-game suspension from the NFL to start the 2015 season for the infraction and has since completed hisprobation program.

He also served a suspension in 2016 forviolating the NFL'ssubstance-abuse policy by missing follow-up drug tests.

Tarantino, a lifelong Steelers fan, originally reached out to Bell on Twitter as a dare. If she could get 500 retweets, Bell would have to attend her prom. Bell responded,"600 & it's a deal." The tweet has since generated more than 2,000 retweets.

Tarantino told thePost-Crescent Thursday that Bell has been in touch and has agreed to attend all of the events, but not the dance.

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“He said he’s coming for sure. I’m so excited,”she said.

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