Dez Bryant said he didn’t want to carry Roy Williams’ shoulder pads.
And he didn’t.
But the Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver experienced a new form of hazing courtesy of his teammates after refusing to take part in the rookie ritual.
Bryant was given this alternative: take the team out to dinner and buy Williams some new shoes.
Maybe he should have just carried the shoulder pads.
The bill for the dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse came out to a whopping $54,896.
This isn’t the first time a rookie has fitted the bill for the team. And it certainly won’t be the last.
But should it be?
I mean, that’s a lot of dough for some steak, wine, cheese fries, and who knows what else.
There are plenty of ways Bryant could have put that money to better use. Let’s take a look at them.