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Should have Carried the Pads Rookie

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http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/The-bill-comes-due-for-Dez-Bryant-54-896-for-d;_ylt=AjH3WeP5.tkwJymbNZ5tQNlDubYF?urn=nfl-273085

 

Back in July, there was a big to-do about Cowboys rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant(notes) refusing to carry pads for fellow wide receiver Roy Williams. It's tradition in the NFL that rookies perform menial chores for veteran teammates, so Bryant's refusal drew some attention and criticism.

 

The mini-controversy blew over quickly. Bryant apologized, Williams accepted and everyone moved on. Williams did mention, though, that Bryant would have to pick up a dinner tab, and at the instant that Bryant refused the pad-carrying, Williams suddenly got a little hungrier and a little thirstier.

 

After the Cowboys beat the Texans, it was finally time for that dinner. The end result? Bryant probably wishes he'd have carried those pads. From Calvin Watkins at ESPN:

 

Monday night at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Bryant took the offensive players out, then Williams invited the defensive players and when the night was over the bill came: $54,896.

 

"They got the young fella," said Bryant's adviser David Wells. "What could he say? He had to pay it unless he wanted to wash dishes for a month."

 

Players ordered basically everything on the menu and even took home bottles of wine.

 

I know its probably an off the cuff comment but it just shows you these guys live on a different planet to the rest of them when they think a dishwasher can earn $54,896 in a month!

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