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


Posted by ESPN.com'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 Mlive.com.

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: