When you see an attractive person posting pictures on social media, sometimes you feel like you just can't hold back your comment. The temptation to flirt and shoot your shot is definitely there, and some people are worse at holding back their thoughts than others.
It looks like Le'Veon Bell needs to simmer down with his Instagram thirsting. A woman named Karen Vi took to her Instagram story Saturday morning and exposed Bell for sliding into her DMs, and she didn't stop after sharing the initial screenshot.
As Vi was happy to point out, this wasn't just your typical single dude shooting his shot. Bell just became a father early in 2017, and in an ironic twist, he gave a lengthy comment for a 2016 ESPN story about the perils of online dating for athletes.
"Whether they think I'm attractive or like my status, lots of girls come at me on social media—lots, lots," says Steelers Pro Bowler Le'Veon Bell. "You get used to it, and you handle it from there." How, exactly, does Bell handle it? "I'm a guy who likes conversation, especially with women, and obviously they like doing it with me." But as often as not, Bell phones a friend. "You have your agent reach out, see what they're about," he says. "I can take myself out of the process."
Maybe Bell should follow his own guidance and take himself out of the process. While his DM slide was a little more innocent than some of the overzealous thirsting we've seen go down, the mother of his child would probably appreciate it if he paid more attention to her and their kid.