Thursday, November 13, 2008

Unfortunately, the Tatum Bell Saga Continues

Not sure if you heard the news but because I way too deep into fantasy football right now it was kind of a big deal that Tatum Bell re-signed with the Broncos this past week.

See, Mike Shanahan and Denver have had a rash of running back injuries, so drastic that the team was forced to give carries to its back-up fullback. Why is this so huge? Ummm ... do we all not recall the last time we heard from Tatum:

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.

I mean seriously Shanahan, you're picking up the closest thing the NFL has to a gypsy. Think about it, Tatum Bell stole this guy's property without any discreetness at all then came up with a ridiculous lie to try to get out of it. That's what a gypsy does!

I don't know, maybe the team is just that desperate. I guess Tatum Bell has been kind of successful during some parts of his career. Actually, maybe it makes sense if there was no one else available. I'm now convinced Tatum could make an immediate impact. Oh wait, this is Tatum Bell we're talking about. Because he's the only guy making six digits to steal luggage wasn't enough for the legend that is Tatum Bell ... he decided to make some extra cash selling cell phones at a mall. According to the Rocky Mountain News:

After selling phones for a few months at the Aurora Mall, Bell was back in the Broncos’ locker room on Wednesday, ready to practice with the team that traded him to Detroit in 2007.

Now that Tatum Bell is back in the NFL, this guy got his job back.

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