NFL rookie hazing is risky business these days in the wake of the Jonathan Martin scandal, but there is no way it is ever going to stop completely. Rookie dinners are still part of the initiation process into the league. Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson reminded us of that on Friday night when he shared a photo of a $17,747.68 dinner bill from Del Frisco’s.
Johnson captioned the photo “rookie dinner,” though it’s unclear if the rookies actually had to pick up the tab. Most of the money was spent on over $10,000 worth of wine and more than $6,000 in Remy Martin Louis XIII. The veterans, who are obviously high-class citizens (or so they think), also ordered $187 worth of Voss water.
Earlier this week, Dez Bryant spoke about the infamous $55,000 dinner tab he had to pick up as a rookie, though Jerry Jones once implied he didn’t actually have to pay it. Bryant said it angered him at the time but has led to him being able to “call the shots” with his teammates. Hopefully the Eagles’ rookies earn the same privilege someday.
H/T Darren Rovell