I suppose it's a lot easier to have a sense of humor when you no longer play for the Lions. Wide receiver Roy Williams, who was traded from Detroit to Dallas earlier this month, was back in the Motor City for Mike Furrey's annual Halloween party. And while there will always be a special place in my heart for Jon Kitna's spot-on 2007 effort as a naked, drunk-driving assistant coach, Williams truly outdid himself.
Williams came dressed as former Lions running back Tatum Bell, who made national headlines two months ago when he was accused of pilfering the travel bags of Detroit running back Rudi Johnson. Williams was wearing a bellhop uniform with a big name tag that said "T. Bell.''
There's even video evidence after the jump.
According to Detroit Free Pressstaff reports, Williams didn't even win the costume contest. That honor went to some dude named John Standeford, Lions wideout, for his Michael Phelps impersonation. Because taking off your shirt, slapping on a few fake gold medals and breaking out the banana hammock required so much thought.
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Whatever, it's good to see that Lions players -- past and present -- can still laugh in the midst of such great turmoil and anguish. It's a testament to their perseverance. Or maybe they're just all in denial.
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