Dallas Cowboys veterans stuck rookie receiver Dez Bryant with the dinner bill Monday and it came to almost $55,000.
By McClatchy Newspapers and The Associated Press
IRVING, Texas How much is it worth to you to not carry a pair of shoulder pads?
Well, for Dallas Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant, it was just under $55,000.
Remember the highly publicized incident in training camp when receiver Bryant refused to carry the pads of veteran Roy Williams in a traditional ritual that is an annual rite of passage on most NFL teams?
Williams promised Bryant would pay one way or another, and specifically pointed to a time when the rookie took the veterans out to dinner. Williams said he would be extra hungry and extra thirsty.
Payback time came Monday night at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. Bryant was supposed to take a small group of offensive players out to dinner. A few more hungry souls including defensive players showed up.
The final tab was $54,896.