A rookie got stuck with an $1,800 dinner bill after enjoying a meal with some of his new teammates. According to Bleacher Report, Mike Davis — who recently signed with the San Francisco 49ers for $435,000 for the season, not including a sign-on bonus — shared a meal with some of his new friends, but they left him with the bill!
He tweeted about it, clearly realizing that he totally got clotheslined by some of his new teammates!
The 22-year-old running back got his first taste of “hazing” — a “welcome to the family,” if you will — after training camp.
Welcome to the NFL rookie pic.twitter.com/mpxyJYrSoD
— IG MikeDavisRB (@MikeDavisRB) August 17, 2015
The rookie’s $1,800 dinner bill may have been split among other rookies, but judging by Mike Davis’ tweet, it looks like he got saddled with the whole thing. Fortunately, however, he can afford it.
According to the Post Game, the guys had dinner at one of chef Michael Mina’s restaurants in the Bay Area. And while you might think that paying that kind of money for dinner with friends is crazy, it actually wasn’t that bad in comparison to the bills that other NFL players have racked up in the past.
“Davis’s bill pales in comparison to what other NFL rookies have experienced. We reported earlier this year that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger once handed a $25,000 nightclub bill to a rookie under the pretense of hazing.”
Aside from the rookie’s $1,800 dinner bill, his experience on the football field should help the 49ers in the 2015-2016 season. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Davis was a decent pick-up by the team, who also signed Blake Bell and DeAndre Smelter in the off-season.
“Davis combined for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground his final two seasons at South Carolina.”
Even still, the Inquisitr insists that the team didn’t pick up enough key players to make a run for the Super Bowl.
“These guys may not get a chance to contribute much, but they offer some semblance of experience as veteran college players to a team that lost a lot of it this offseason. Although 49ers management put in a valiant effort, not enough impact players were added to recoup what this roster lost. It seems inevitable that the 49ers will take another step back in the standings this season.”
Soon, the rookie’s $1,800 dinner bill will become a fond memory from when he first got drafted. And, if he gets traded, that may not be his last experience with hazing.
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