NFL teams don't often play in London, so taking a trip across the Atlantic to face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday was probably a highlight, both in life and in football, for Detroit Lions running back William Powell.
Make that "former Detroit Lions running back William Powell."
He was cut upon arrival to London and sent home to clear room for other personnel.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell addressed the situation, via the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.
"It's a difficult thing to do, and you certainly would not want to do it -- a guy just gets here and, within 48 hours, he's heading back home," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said,according to the Detroit Free Press. "But that's kind of the nature of our business. The guys understand it, and I think, if you're up front and you tell them exactly why and what the reasons are and those kinds of things, it's a bitter pill to swallow, but they understand."
Follow us on Twitter @SITMBigAndKid to share you bad-luck story.