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.

Bell negotiated the deal up to 600 retweets, which wasn't much of a challenge when you consider his 806,000 followers.

A few hours later, it was a done deal.