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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
R. Williams gives the Lions reason to laugh

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

At least the Detroit Lions are having a little fun. (Or at least, an ex-Lion. We understand that's a big distinction).

Former Lions receiver Roy Williams, traded earlier this month to Dallas, returned to Detroit on Monday to attend the team's annual Halloween party/charity fundraiser. How was he dressed? As former Lions running back Tatum Bell, who was involved in the well-documented disappearance of tailback Rudi Johnson's bags during the preseason.

If you recall, Bell said he grabbed the bags after mistaking them for those of another former teammate -- whom Bell had agreed to deliver to a local friend's house. Playing off that story, Williams wore a bellhop uniform to the event (with a "T. Bell" nametag in case someone missed the joke), and a pair of boxer shorts with "Rudi" on the front and "Johnson 32" on the back, according to Tom Kowalski of

There apparently is video of an interview with Williams but I couldn't locate it Tuesday morning. If anyone sees it, hit the mailbag and I'll post a link for everyone.

Continuing around the NFC North: