By stealing Rudi's bags.
So when Johnson came back [from meeting with the coaches] to get his bags, they were nowhere to be found. Johnson and Millen were stumped. Enter the eye in the sky.Bell apparently tried to pawn them off with the old "I thought they were someone else's" line, which only works when you're trying to smuggle drugs into the Miami airport, and even then very rarely.
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.
He has since admitted he knew they were Rudi's, given the bags back and everyone is moving on without pressing any charges. Which, unlike stealing someone else's stuff, is the professional thing to do. And besides not being grown up, stealing luggage is just stupid.
It certainly isn't subtle, and there's nothing humorous about it when you're the guy getting cut. Not to mention the fact that Bell is regarded as a smallish, quick back, so not being able to get away with something like this is just a testament to total lack of skillz.