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September 2, 2008 10:00 PM

Rudi Johnson Steals Tatum Bell's Job

Sometimes a piece of news comes along that is so crazy that attempting to add any sort of perspective or joke takes away from the entertainment value. So, big props to ProFootballTalk (one of the best places for breaking news) for this piece:

A strange thing happened to running back Rudi Johnson when he visited with the Detroit Lions on Monday. Someone stole his stuff...we’re told by a reliable source 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.

The team checked the videotapes generated by the team’s in-house surveillance system, and they quickly identified the culprit.

So who might it have been? None other than Tatum Bell, who lost his gig with the Lions after Rudi arrived.

Per the source, 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.

Johnson has retrieved the bags, and it’s our understanding that charges won’t be pressed.

Wow. Just wow.

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