Chiefs legend Bobby Bell keeps brethren in thoughts during pandemic

Kansas City Chiefs legend Bobby Bell is still keeping up with his former teammates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 21, 2020 - 10:02 AM

TV commentator Jim Nantz and NFL Hall of Famer Bobby Bell speak after the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/TNS

Chiefs legend Bobby Bell always has been socially nimble, figures Willie Lanier, one of his teammates for life.

For one thing, how else could an African-American man have navigated his move from North Carolina to the University of Minnesota in 1960 and to Kansas City in 1963?

For another, he’s been that way ever since Lanier met him in 1967.

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