The Detroit Lions had an off day in England on Tuesday and, not surprisingly, many of the players went from their hotel in Watford, England, to greater London for a day of shopping and sight-seeing.
Getting back, however, was a different issue.
Running back Joique Bell said he footed the bill for a 166 pound Uber ride back from London to the team's England-based facility. To put that in American dollar terms, he spent $253.84 on the trip -- because he was the veteran of the group.
"We went down to London," Bell told reporters in England. "We went to Harrod's. We went to Zara. I was ready to go within two hours. We had to wait three hours for Theo [Riddick] really to finish shopping. So we left there, went to go get a bit to eat and caught a very expensive Uber ride back up here."
That's putting it mildly, even for someone earning an NFL paycheck. Bell said the Uber driver also got lost on the way back from London to the team hotel.
Bell said he picked up the bill for the other running backs, offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas and cornerback Nevin Lawson. As for what Riddick bought, well, Bell wasn't sure. Bell said he bought one thing, but wouldn't say what it was.
"I don't know," Bell said. "He picked up a new ego. I don't know what he got."
Meanwhile, other Lions players toured London, and Caraun Reid found a sculpture of a dog made of sand.