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News: DMN: Dez Bryant: I wasn’t happy about spending $55K on dinner, but now, ‘they’re allowing me

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  1. NewsBot

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    During Dez Bryant’s rookie year, the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver was forced to cover a dinner tab for several teammates at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. The total came to $55,000.

    Bryant, a first-round pick in 2010, signed a five-year, $11.8 million rookie deal with $8.6 million guaranteed. But even with his salary, Bryant doesn’t support that type of rookie hazing.

    “The way I look at that is some guys do it just to be [expletive],” Bryant said during a recent taping of FOX Sports 1’s … [visit site to read more]

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  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    $55k is a lot of money. I don't care who you are.
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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  4. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    I have expensive tastes and I can't even imagine what a $55k meal looks like. I mean guys must be just ordering up bottle after bootle of old *** french wine just to be ****s about it....
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  5. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    I couldn't care less about the $55,000. I'm curious how much was the tip.
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  6. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    37105 Screaming Eagle (3.0L) Napa Valley 1993 $50,000

    That'll do it...
  7. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I 100% support the notion of proving yourself and earning what you receive. I am also 100% behind the notion that everyone has to continue to prove oneself and no one gets a pass.

    OTOH, I hate people that take advantage of young people. RW11 was the main guy that trolled Dez. Considering their relative talent and production levels, Roy had not business being granted that latitude.
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  8. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    I feel him, we need more Bryants on our team.
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  9. Bill Wooten

    Bill Wooten Active Member

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    How many is "several"? 55K for dinner is out of this world. I don't think I've ever been in a restaurant that could serve up $55K of food/drink.
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  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    How much did he spend on jewelry?
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  11. Jerryrage

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    Nobody was willing to help out with the check at the end of it all. Most of them are no longer on the team. Good riddance to all of them and happy to see that Dez is calling the shots now.
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  12. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'm sure it was big group and the very serious champagne, scotch, or wine were flowing.

    That's still insane.
    And Dez is right.
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  13. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Don't see why that would be any of your business ;)

    From what I remember, people were ordering stuff to take home with them. Which is above and beyond ****** baggery. I really would love to know who the ring leaders were behind that whole escapade.
  14. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Having a rook carry your pads after practice is reasonable enough for rookie "hazing", though. It's certainly nothing like the insanity of making a guy spend over 50k dollars on a meal. That's just sickening.
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  15. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Probably was better off carrying the pads like every freshman or rookie ever.
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  16. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    And that is why athletes go bankrupt serval years after playing(wasting money on dumb stuff), comical. I completely agree with Dez, that type of "hazing" is just completely ridiculous and it's vets purposely taking advantage of rookies. Not cool to mess with another ones money, I know I sure as heck wouldn't be footing the 55k bill.
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  17. Hoofbite

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    I read one of the reasons Vince Young has very little of his old rookie contract left is because he was regularly taking his entire OL to Cheesecake Factory.

    Just spending ridiculous amounts at Cheesecake Factory.
  18. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Of course nobody was willing to help. They were present under the assumption that Dez was paying.

    It probably wasn't a problem at all until the final tally came, a point at which many had likely already left.
  19. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Dez is a born leader he wasn't carrying that bum Roy Williams pads, he should have slapped the hell out of him too.
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  20. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    The trade for Roy Williams goes down as the worst trade ever by the organization. And the player was a locker room cancer and no way was the team winning with him in the huddle. He made the other Roy Williams look good somehow.
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