Detroit RB Johnson says Tatum Bell took luggage

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Former Auburn running back Rudi Johnson saw a lot of teammates get into legal trouble during his days with the Cincinnati Bengals.

That couldn't have prepared him for the bizarre events that happened in his first hours with the Detroit Lions.

Johnson said Wednesday that running back Tatum Bell, the player the team waived to make room for him on the 53-man roster, took his luggage from the team headquarters on Monday.

Bell said he took the bags, believing they belonged to a friend.

He said he never opened the bags and doesn't have anything that belongs to Johnson.

Johnson said a woman returned the bags to the practice facility Tuesday evening, but that the contents were gone, including about $200 in cash along with his ID and the credit cards.

He said that he did not plan to involve the authorities.

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