When the Lions signed running back Rudi Johnson, Tatum Bell became the odd man out on Detroit’s roster, as the former Bronco was informed he’d be released after the Johnson signing. Bell did make off with a nice parting gift, though: all of Johnson’s luggage.
Johnson left his bags outside CEO Matt Millen’s office while he met with team officials and, ultimately, worked out a deal with the team. So when Johnson came back to get his bags, they were nowhere to be found. Johnson and Millen were stumped.
They then checked the surveillance video, and found out that the thief was Bell.
Bell took the bags to the house of a female acquaintance. When confronted on the matter, Bell offered up some cockamamie story that he thought the bags belonged to someone he knew. The girl, however, said that she hadn’t seen Bell in several months and he showed up out of the blue and asked her to keep the bags for a while.
The word is that Johnson and the Lions aren’t going to press charges, which I think is nice. Too nice. It would be way cooler if they fired him from his job AND sicced the police on him. That’s what usually happens to me, anyway. People can get really uptight about exposed genitals in the office.