Dallas Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant saw his stock fall in this year’s NFL draft due to character issues. His teammates certainly can’t say much about his character after the former Oklahoma State University player spent $55,000 on a steak dinner for his buds.
According to the Dallas News, Bryant and his teammates apparently tweeted about the dinner as it occurred.
“I’m here eating drinking with my dogs I go to war with every Sunday doing it big at pappas steakhouse!!!!” Bryant wrote via Twitter.
Michael Smith, floor manager at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, refused to comment on the gathering. But numerous Cowboys players described the experience.
Wrote receiver Miles Austin: “Food is crazy here!!!”
Well, maybe he had a little prodding. David Wells, a confidante to Bryant, told the Dallas Morning News‘ Gerry Fraley:
It was his responsibility, and he knew it. He knew he was going to have to buy dinner one way or the other. He was either going to have to buy dinner or wash a lot of dishes.
“This isn’t the first gift Bryant has offered teammates. The rookie — who declined to carry Roy Williams’ shoulder pads earlier in camp — presented his fellow receivers with Air Jordan Olympic 7s. He also picked up the Madden NFL 11 video game for himself and Williams.” Via Dallas News
I don’t care if they are football players, $55,000 is a crap ton for any steak dinner.
Anyone want to be a blogging rookie and pick up my lunch tab at Red Robin?
That would be awesome.