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jdubv724
09-02-2008, 06:38 PM
RUDIíS CRAZY DAY IN DETROIT
Posted by Mike Florio on September 2, 2008, 9:17 p.m. EDT

A strange thing happened to running back Rudi Johnson when he visited with the Detroit Lions on Monday.

Someone stole his stuff.

Seriously.

Specifically, and as weíre told by a reliable source (i.e., not the person who told Mort that Joey Harrington had agreed to terms with the Ravens on Monday, or the person who told John Clayton that Todd Bouman had agreed to terms with the Ravens on Tuesday), Johnson left his bags outside CEO Matt Millenís 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.

Enter the eye in the sky.

The team checked the videotapes generated by the teamís 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 hadnít 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 itís our understanding that charges wonít be pressed.

Tatum apparently didnít know that he was being monitored.

Fortunately, the displaced running back wasnít Najeh Davenport.
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/09/02/rudis-crazy-day-in-detroit/
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
Too funny:goofy:

Skywalker
09-02-2008, 06:52 PM
Tatum......dude......:laugh:

WhoDeyBengals
09-02-2008, 06:53 PM
A story involving a former Bengal and a former Bronco, and the Bengal is the victim?

Wake me up. I'm dreaming. :goofy:

WhoDeyBengals
09-02-2008, 06:54 PM
Tatum......dude......:laugh:
I guess the "TD" in TDforTatum stands for "Taken Duffel."

:laugh:

Skywalker
09-02-2008, 07:06 PM
I guess the "TD" in TDforTatum stands for "Taken Duffel."

:laugh:

Apparently :eek:


Good thing that name is behind me now :laugh:

omahaBroncoFan
09-02-2008, 07:13 PM
I would like to withdraw the remark I made earlier this week on a previous thread saying I hoped Tatum would do really well somewhere.

CobyElway7
09-02-2008, 07:39 PM
Man Im glad this guy isnt on our team anymore!:D


RUDIíS CRAZY DAY IN DETROIT
Posted by Mike Florio on September 2, 2008, 9:17 p.m.
A strange thing happened to running back Rudi Johnson when he visited with the Detroit Lions on Monday.

Someone stole his stuff.

Seriously.

Specifically, and as weíre told by a reliable source (i.e., not the person who told Mort that Joey Harrington had agreed to terms with the Ravens on Monday, or the person who told John Clayton that Todd Bouman had agreed to terms with the Ravens on Tuesday), Johnson left his bags outside CEO Matt Millenís 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.

Enter the eye in the sky.

The team checked the videotapes generated by the teamís 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 hadnít 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 itís our understanding that charges wonít be pressed.

Tatum apparently didnít know that he was being monitored.

Fortunately, the displaced running back wasnít Najeh Davenport.

anton...
09-02-2008, 07:41 PM
what a pansy...

cant run between the tackles...

cant pop a cap in a fool who lost him his job...

tatum officially sucks...

:yawn:

BroncoBill027
09-02-2008, 07:46 PM
LOL. It's a shame football players still find the need to steal, even if he did it in spite... No way he did it unintentionally. Terrible show of character on Bell's part, I'm happy he is no longer a Bronco.

Skywalker
09-02-2008, 07:49 PM
http://forums.denverbroncos.com/showthread.php?p=2304455#post2304455

CobyElway7
09-02-2008, 07:50 PM
http://forums.denverbroncos.com/showthread.php?p=2304455#post2304455

oops sorry. I looked and didn't see anything. Guess I didn't look good enough.

NYYBroncos
09-02-2008, 08:34 PM
all i can seem to say is WOW thats BAD !! but FUNNY .. lol .. thanks for the post otherwise probably wouldnt have headr about it ...

Rollo
09-02-2008, 08:44 PM
lol i love it

DawgFanatic
09-02-2008, 11:38 PM
what a g.

ReleaseTheBeast7
09-03-2008, 12:08 AM
Hahaha that's awesome

Javalon
09-03-2008, 12:15 AM
Man, I'm so glad he wasn't on the Broncos when pulling a stunt like that.


What the hell, Bell?! :rolleyes:

ebsoria
09-03-2008, 07:18 AM
Come on Tatum. I thought you were better then that. :confused:

getlynched47
09-03-2008, 08:40 AM
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&id=2665

Profootball.com writes that Tatum Bell reportedly stole Rudi Johnson's bags when the two crossed paths in Detroit Monday.

Rudi apparently left his bags outside Matt Millen's office during a meeting, then they disappeared. Millen checked security tapes and saw usurped running back Bell lift the bags. They tracked Bell down elsewhere, retrieved the bags, and decided not to press charges. Bell is even worse at crime than he is at running.

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

ebsoria
09-03-2008, 08:49 AM
Read this in another thread... pretty funny stuff. :eek:

Bigplayshay84
09-03-2008, 08:50 AM
"Rudi's Big Day in Detroit"

getlynched47
09-03-2008, 08:51 AM
Read this in another thread... pretty funny stuff. :eek:

oh did you....my bad...didn't see anything about it

rdrsukbrnkoschlng
09-03-2008, 09:47 AM
I can believe it! MF'er stole my sharpie at fan fair when he was a rookie! :eek:

1sconorbrevned
09-03-2008, 09:51 AM
I can believe it! MF'er stole my sharpie at fan fair when he was a rookie! :eek:

Rookie mistake :heh: lol that is hilarious tho :D

SBboundBRONCOS
09-03-2008, 10:22 AM
Read this in another thread... pretty funny stuff. :eek:

yeah the other thread was actually posted in the correct forum too :goofy:

saltybuggah
09-03-2008, 10:26 AM
apparently tatum is looking into his future job.....

your outside a nfl teams ceo's office and you dont think they have any camera's watching you... :rolleyes:





















luggage claims at your local airport :laugh:

serfrocker
09-03-2008, 11:36 AM
someone mentioned this on my fantasy league's homepage and i thought it was a joke...


yeah the other thread was actually posted in the correct forum too :goofy:

good thing we have you here to keep everyone in line.;) i'm amazed you didn't use the coffee...

dgosseli
09-03-2008, 01:00 PM
I am sure many of you have already read the story, but can you believe Tatum Bell, what an Idiot! When we traded Bell I thought we should have kept him another season! All I can say is good move Shanahan! :clap: Well Done! :wave:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3567561

Bronco-24
09-03-2008, 01:09 PM
I am sure many of you have already read the story, but can you believe Tatum Bell, what an Idiot! When we traded Bell I thought we should have kept him another season! All I can say is good move Shanahan! :clap: Well Done! :wave:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3567561

Thats pathetic hahahhahahahhahaha.

rst08tierney
09-03-2008, 01:13 PM
Do you blame the guy?

Rudi took his job......

TheMastermind
09-03-2008, 01:21 PM
Do you blame the guy?

Rudi took his job......

If that's the case then Shanahan better watch out lol.....

Bronco-24
09-03-2008, 01:31 PM
If that's the case then Shanahan better watch out lol.....

Could you imagine how many runningbacks would be after Shannahan? :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

TheMastermind
09-03-2008, 01:32 PM
what a great way to get back at someone who stole your job lol

Aija
09-03-2008, 01:36 PM
Rudi needs to whoop that fool's ass.

Breezer
09-03-2008, 02:59 PM
According to fanball.com...

In an act of pettiness that is almost difficult to believe, former Lions running back Tatum Bell stole the bags that new Lions running back Rudi Johnson brought with him to the Lions complex, according to ProFootballTalk.com. Bell was spotted taking them by surveillance cameras at the team's offices, and he subsequently took them to a female friend's house.

SBboundBRONCOS
09-03-2008, 03:01 PM
well thanks for the 4th thread in this :coffee:

Breezer
09-03-2008, 03:04 PM
well thanks for the 4th thread in this :coffee:

Your welcome...!

ebsoria
09-03-2008, 03:10 PM
Two more to go....


... didja hear Lelie and Walker signed with Oakland, Lynch signed with NE then was released but it might be a move to re-sign him and not be forced to pay him his high salar, and Foxy and Elam are now in Atlanta....? :P

Breezer
09-03-2008, 03:11 PM
well thanks for the 4th thread in this :coffee:
THIS IS THE WORST KIND OF POST!!!
Did anyone say you had to read it, if you already the news? NO!

SBboundBRONCOS
09-03-2008, 03:13 PM
THIS IS THE WORST KIND OF POST!!!
Did anyone say you had to read it, if you already the news? NO!

no this is thread is the worst kind because

1- its already been posted multiple times

2 - its not even in the right spot

so no my post might be the 2nd worst kind maybe, but your is certainly worse

ebsoria
09-03-2008, 03:17 PM
THIS IS THE WORST KIND OF POST!!!
Did anyone say you had to read it, if you already the news? NO!


no this is thread is the worst kind because

1- its already been posted multiple times

2 - its not even in the right spot

so no my post might be the 2nd worst kind maybe, but your is certainly worse

Nah, I'd say the worst is claiming your own "owned" in smack followed by asking for CP's to your posts. But you are both close. :P

Breezer
09-03-2008, 04:54 PM
no this is thread is the worst kind because

1- its already been posted multiple times

2 - its not even in the right spot

so no my post might be the 2nd worst kind maybe, but your is certainly worse

You must have lots of time on your hands. Be a fan... Not a loser!

theshiverman
09-03-2008, 05:46 PM
Coulda been worse, he coulda been caught on camera Urinating in Rudi's Locker.:coffee:

Hardcore Bronco Babe
09-03-2008, 05:47 PM
I never would have pegged Tatum Bell to have sticky fingers. That is absolutely classless on his part plus that he didn't have the guts to return the bags with their contents himself.

Scheffler88
09-03-2008, 06:50 PM
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit running back Rudi Johnson said Wednesday that the player who was waived to make room for him on the Lions' roster -- Tatum Bell -- took his luggage from team headquarters.

"All this happened when he got released," Johnson said. "He came in to get some stuff out of his locker and that's when he scooped up the bags."

NFL practice facilities are more secure than your local bank. Tatum Bell, how could you be so brazen?

After being cut by the Cincinnati Bengals, Johnson came to Detroit to work out for the team and meet with Lions president Matt Millen on Monday. During the meeting, which ended with Johnson agreeing to a free-agent contract, the two Gucci bags that he had received as a Pro Bowl gift were taken from inside the team's headquarters.

Johnson met with the Detroit media for the first time Tuesday, and talked about Bell in a positive manner -- saying they had discussed the Lions and that Bell, also a running back, had given him advice on the team and the city.

However, shortly after Johnson praised Bell, team security director Ricky Sandoval showed him footage from the team's surveillance system.

"Ricky showed me the tape Tuesday afternoon," Johnson said. "What makes this crazy is that I've talked to him after games, and I talked to him a couple hours prior to this -- I guess it was before he found out he was going to be released."

Johnson said a woman returned the bags to the practice facility Tuesday evening, but that the contents were gone.

"I got the bags back -- empty," he said. "So he's got a bunch of my underclothes. What he's going to do with that, I don't know. He's got some socks and boxers."

Johnson said he was also still missing about $200 in cash along with his ID and credit cards, but said that he did not plan to involve the authorities.

"I don't need the police for this," he said. "I got my bags back and the credit cards are canceled."


Bell, however, claimed the situation was a misunderstanding. Bell told the Detroit Free Press that defensive end Victor DeGrate, whom the Lions released Saturday, had asked Bell to pick up his bags for him. Bell said he picked up the bags, not realizing they weren't DeGrate's.

"I wasn't thinking or nothing," Bell told the newspaper. "I just grabbed the backpack and grabbed the other bag. They weren't in nobody's locker or nothing like that. They were just sitting there by the computer area right there. I grabbed them and put them in the car.

"They said they got me on film taking the bags. I said, 'If you look on film, I wasn't in no hurry or nothing.' I was just going about my day," he said.

Bell said he delivered the bags to a female friend of DeGrate's without opening them. Bell told the Free Press that he did not have anything of Johnson's and wanted to clear his name.

"I ain't no thief," Bell told the Free Press. "I ain't never been one, and I ain't never going to be one."

Johnson and Bell have spoken about the incident.

"I tried to talk to Rudi yesterday, but he was pretty upset, so I let it go," Bell told the newspaper. "I come to find out the bags weren't whose I thought they was. It was just an honest mistake."

Johnson told the Free Press that he doesn't believe Bell's version of events.


"I didn't want to talk to him, but I let him know where I stand," he said. "He knows how I feel about it, and it isn't anything positive."

Lions coach Rod Marinelli declined to comment on the issue after Wednesday's practice, but the team issued a short, uncredited statement before Johnson confirmed the reports that had started on the Internet Tuesday night.

"We are aware of the media reports regarding former player Tatum Bell," the statement said. "Our sole focus continues to be on our regular season opener in Atlanta. We will not have any further comment on the media reports involving Tatum Bell."

sage
09-03-2008, 06:57 PM
Does wearing another mans jockstrap make you a better RB? Only Bell knows:goofy:

SBboundBRONCOS
09-03-2008, 07:09 PM
someone mentioned this on my fantasy league's homepage and i thought it was a joke...



good thing we have you here to keep everyone in line.;) i'm amazed you didn't use the coffee...

gotta keep you n00bs in your place :fight:

Ocrush4ever
09-03-2008, 08:36 PM
Bump this thread until Tatum's duffle-snatching video gets put on youtube!

RedRaptor
09-03-2008, 08:38 PM
gotta keep you n00bs in your place :fight:


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SBboundBRONCOS
09-03-2008, 10:44 PM
hey another freaking bell thread is in gen bronc disc, go figure :goofy:

WhoDeyBengals
11-11-2008, 09:35 PM
I would like to withdraw the remark I made earlier this week on a previous thread saying I hoped Tatum would do really well somewhere.


what a pansy...

cant run between the tackles...

cant pop a cap in a fool who lost him his job...

tatum officially sucks...

:yawn:


I am sure many of you have already read the story, but can you believe Tatum Bell, what an Idiot! When we traded Bell I thought we should have kept him another season! All I can say is good move Shanahan! :clap: Well Done! :wave:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3567561


I never would have pegged Tatum Bell to have sticky fingers. That is absolutely classless on his part plus that he didn't have the guts to return the bags with their contents himself.


Does wearing another mans jockstrap make you a better RB? Only Bell knows:goofy:

Aaaaaaaaand welcome back!