School: Le'Veon Bell Not Allowed To Attend Prom With Steelers Fan

Tyler Glasnow

Seventeen-year-old Ava Tarantino reached out to Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Le'veon Bell on twitter.

The reasons the Waukesha School District laid out for why Bell can not escort 17-year-old Waukesha West (Wisc.) junior Ava Tarantino are two-fold, the first being he's too old to attend.

However, her hopes of taking an National Football League star to prom were short-lived, as the school district barred Bell from attending, citing his age and past legal troubles. The district also has a policy to bar guests with a criminal background from attending. She is allowed to file a request to allow Bell to attend, Schuster said. "He's not her date", he said.

Tarantino, 17, has been a Bell fan since he played in college for Michigan State. "We don't even know if this is a real commitment". He responded "600 and it's a deal".

The district said technically that would be a violation of school policies.

Ava Tarantino's tweet quickly received over 2,000 retweets and Le'Veon meant to keep his promise, but the school is banning him from the prom.




Bell has told her he intends to bring his family, including his mother and girlfriend, who will do Tarantino's makeup, according to media reports.

Tarantino was looking for the flawless black and gold dress to wear.

He understands the age prohibition and, as a parent, agrees with that policy. "He's not her date", he said.

"I think, in this case, he's a celebrity". "And I think the fact that he's agreed to do this and to bring his family, speaks very highly of who he is as a person".

We have a feeling Bell could have been a good prom date, as his on-field shiftiness might translate into slick moves on the dance floor.

"I'm hoping we can come to something that would be beneficial for everybody".

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