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    Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Wow......Dude.....you should have just carried the guys pads.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shu...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.
    Well-played, Roy Williams. Not only was it a nice touch to invite the defense, but to also wait until everyone was in a celebratory and festive mood? That's a veteran move.
    Even when you factor in the number of players who attended, it still comes out to a ridiculous amount of money spent on food and drink for each person. Active game-day rosters include 45 people. Figure that some people probably skipped the festivities, and some coaches and other personnel might have been there, and we'll guess it was around 50 people. That's still well over $1,000 per person.
    Revenge must have been delicious
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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Ahh, so Bryant rather pay $55K than wash dishes for a month.

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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84
    Ahh, so Bryant rather pay $55K than wash dishes for a month.
    Dishwashers pull down a lot more than I thought
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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    I wonder how much he tipped the waiters.....
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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Should have told him to f*ck off on picking up the tab too.
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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Reminds me of a Sopranos episode
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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark19
    Reminds me of a Sopranos episode
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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees13
    Should have told him to f*ck off on picking up the tab too.
    Why? So he can continue to be known as a punk the rest of his career? He needs to swallow his pride and get over it. If he had taken his lumps back in the pre-season, this would've never happened.

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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Quote Originally Posted by pjfan
    Why? So he can continue to be known as a punk the rest of his career? He needs to swallow his pride and get over it. If he had taken his lumps back in the pre-season, this would've never happened.

    This definitely still would have happened. Maybe Roy Williams would have passed inviting the defense as well but Dez still would have been dipping in his pocket for 30 large. Just the way things are done these days with the first rounders.

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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Brick Tamland
    This definitely still would have happened. Maybe Roy Williams would have passed inviting the defense as well but Dez still would have been dipping in his pocket for 30 large. Just the way things are done these days with the first rounders.
    It's usually a dinner or club outing with bottle service split amoongst the rookies, not a $30K+ event focused on one guy. That only happens with guys who get tens of millions guaranteed or those that shoot their mouths off.
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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Wooooow. Makes me wonder what Williams had to do back when he was a rook.
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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch Catch
    It's usually a dinner or club outing with bottle service split amoongst the rookies, not a $30K+ event focused on one guy. That only happens with guys who get tens of millions guaranteed or those that shoot their mouths off.

    I have no idea what kind of contract Bryant signed but yeah, 58k is a little "excessive". Didn't something similar happen to Flacco two years ago? Maybe it was Ryan?

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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Brick Tamland
    I have no idea what kind of contract Bryant signed but yeah, 58k is a little "excessive". Didn't something similar happen to Flacco two years ago? Maybe it was Ryan?
    5 years $11M, $8.3M guaranteed, so I'm thinking he can afford it but still an expensive lesson.
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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Quote Originally Posted by pjfan View Post
    Why? So he can continue to be known as a punk the rest of his career? He needs to swallow his pride and get over it. If he had taken his lumps back in the pre-season, this would've never happened.
    I just don't believe in this nonsense of carrying around other people's pads and stuff like that. Roy Williams hasn't exactly had an illustrious career, not sure who he is to be ................ting on rookies.
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    Re: Dez Bryant's $54,896 bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark19 View Post
    Reminds me of a Sopranos episode
    Yeah. Christopher Moltisanti went through his own rookie hazing. LOL I can see Roy Williams (just like Paulie) ordering the most expensive champagne for the women in the restaurant also.
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