The debates are mostly left to fans and media, however.
Conner said Thursday on FOX Sports that he's "super cool" with Bell and there is no personal beef between the backs.
"Anytime I do something good on the field, I always come back to the locker room [to] a text from him saying 'good game' or 'nice move right there,'" Conner said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
"Me and Le'Veon are super cool. He's a great person. With him holding out, people are going to call him selfish, but that's not the case at all. It's just business, and that's my guy."
Ben Roethlisberger, as much as anyone, has fanned the Conner vs. Bell flames with his comments and jokes.
"All those guys have my back. In the interviews that they [give], they believe in me every day, whether they say it on camera or not," Conner said. "Just go in the locker room and they're like, 'Bro, you run hard, you're the real deal,' stuff like that."