October 28, 2008
I'd have been impressed enough if Roy Williams the receiver went as Roy Williams the safety for Halloween, but this idea destroys that. Remember when Tatum Bell was accused of stealing Rudi Johnson's luggage when Johnson was brought to Detroit to replace Bell?
Williams came dressed as former Lions running back Tatum Bell, who made national headlines two months ago when he was accused of pilfering the travel bags of Detroit running back Rudi Johnson. Williams was wearing a bellhop uniform with a big name tag that said "T. Bell.''
Williams was also wearing boxer shorts on the outside of his pants and it said "Rudi'' on the front and "Johnson 32'' on the back. Williams said he informed Bell what he was going to do, via text message, and got the running back's approval.
That had to be an awkward text message for Tatum Bell to get. "Tatum, ur a thief and gone from the NFL - ok 2 make fun of u?" And what's poor Tatum supposed to say? Either he says no, and looks like a bitter, humorless thief ... or he says yes and is roundly mocked.
This is why we don't steal luggage, kids.
UPDATE: Here's video of the event (via With Leather):
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