Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock was involved in a situation over the summer that we can all learn a valuable lesson from: if you order $27 worth of food and don’t end up eating it, just pay your bill anyway. That lesson holds particularly true for NFL players, who likely make enough money per week to afford a $27 tab. Next time, Brock will probably just pay.
According to Philadelphia magazine, Brock was recently sentenced to six months probation for a chew-and-screw incident that occurred when he was out with his girlfriend back in June. Raheem and his lady friend reportedly left the Copabanana restaurant in Philly without paying a $27 bill, which Brock insists was for an order that he cancelled before walking out. Somehow, his attorney was not able to get the charges dropped.
“You’ll probably be writing about this story a year from now,” a separate attorney, Charles Peruto Jr., told the magazine. “If I lost that case, I would kill myself.” Peruto said he is shocked this case will have to be taken to Common Pleas Court and could not be thrown out at Municpal court.
Moral of the story: pay the $27. It’s better than paying thousands in lawyers fees for an attorney who will publicly humiliate you.
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