Taken For A Ride: Lions’ Joique Bell Takes 22-Mile Uber Drive In London, Is Charged $253
Wouldn't it be great if this incident destroyed Roger Goodell's entire NFL-franchise-in-London plan? The Detroit Lions are in England to play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday -- part of the NFL's "Get to know our notorious wild animal killers and racist mascots" series of games. On Wednesday a few of the Lions players decided to tour London and see the sights.
I would have taken a Jack the Ripper walking tour, but Joique Bell and some teammates opted for shopping downtown. So when it was time to return to the Lions hotel in Watford, which is 22 miles away by the shortest route, they called Uber. Daily Mail:
"£166," Bell said, when pressed for a fee. "The Uber driver kind of got lost getting up here. The address brought us to the middle of nowhere, just a big field. He’s like, 'This can’t be right.' We ended up finding it and got here safely."
That 22-mile trip, which should have taken about 50 minutes with traffic, ended up taking more than two hours. 166 pounds, by the way, converts to $235.32.
Meanwhile, this report from Julio Jones:
"We went downtown yesterday -- me, Roddy, Eric Weems, Devin Hester and Antone Smith," Jones said. "Cabbed it. Seventy-eight pounds -- a lot of money. A hundred twenty-five dollars. It helps to have a couple of guys with you who have a little money."
Uber London has no record of any complaints, which is not surprising since Bell, who paid for the ride, signed a three-year $9.3 million contract last season.
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