PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 01: Le’Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on October 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The new season of ESPN’s news magazine, E:60, returns on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Beginning with a five-week run, the show will feature profiles of several NFL stars, including the Texans’ J.J. Watt, the Patriots’ Julian Edelman, Connor Barwin of the Eagles and the Packers’ Randall Cobb.

E:60‘s fall season will also feature a look at Esports champion The Evil Geniuses, who won the International Dota 2 championship and earned a $6.6 million prize.

Wednesday’s premiere will have a piece on Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell, with Lisa Salters following Bell back to his Ohio hometown and the struggles that threatened to derail the progression of his football career to Michigan State and the NFL. Check out a teaser trailer:


The Oct. 7 episode also includes a report from Salters on the shooting of former Florida A&M football player Jonathan Ferrell. The unarmed Ferrell was shot and killed by a police officer in Charlotte two years ago after a car accident. Officer Randall Kerrick was charged with manslaughter, but a jury could not reach a verdict and the judge on the case declared a mistrial.

Additionally, Wednesday’s show has a feature on a football team from a Northern California school for the deaf that dominates its competition.

The new fall season of E:60 premieres Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.


About Ian Casselberry

Ian is a writer, editor, and podcaster. You can find his work at Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He's written for Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, MLive, Bleacher Report, and SB Nation.

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