School Breaks Teen's Prom Date with Steelers' Le'Veon Bell
The running back had agreed to attend the dance after the young Wisconsin fan won a Twitter bet. No worries though, this story has a happy ending.
Photo by Pittsburgh Steelers|Karl Roser
Ava Tarantino may live in Waukesha, Wis., but she has been a Pittsburgh Steelers fan since she first discovered pro football. In 2014, she met Le'Veon Bell when her family attended a Steelers' game.
Tarantino and Bell began to follow each other on Twitter. On March 11, Tarantino asked Bell to be her date at the prom.
@L_Bell26 500 rts and you'll go to prom w me
— Ava Tarantino (@avatarantino26) March 11, 2017
Bell negotiated the deal up to 600 retweets, which wasn't much of a challenge when you consider his 806,000 followers.
600 & it's a deal https://t.co/nUo76cmH8e
— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) March 11, 2017
A few hours later, it was a done deal.
welllll, a deal is a deal @avatarantino26 ……see youu at your prom