It is NFL tradition for rookies to pay for the team dinner during the season’s Rookie Night of the bye week, but DE first-year Shea McClellin, who grew up on a farm off Chicken Dinner road, was not expecting the Chicago Bears to rack up a $38,000 tab.
Lucky for McClellin, the $38,000 check was a fake planted by team veterans.
“I saw it, and I was like, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to pay for this.’ I don’t think my debit card can go that high,” McClellin said.
The total price of the dinner, which was held at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Chicago, was about a third of the fraud check. Israel Idonije tweeted a picture of the bill with the hashtag #RookieNight.
While McClellin’s bill was only a prank, other rookies were not so fortunate. In 2010, the Dallas Cowboys stiffed rookie Dez Bryant with a $54,000 bill for refusing to carry veteran Roy Willams’ pads after practice.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s not Dwight Howard? Now that Dwight Howard is an LA Laker he will no longer go by the nickname “Superman.” In an attempt to distance himself from Shaquille O’Neal, Howard is giving up the alter ego because of the similarities to Shaq despite both players having played for the Orlando Magic prior.
@DwightHoward asked his Twitter followers for suggestions on his new nickname, and after told reporters he will now go by “Iron Man.” Ironically, former Lakers star A.C. Green was nicknamed Iron Man because he played in an NBA record 1,192 straight games. Hopefully coaches are no longer Howard’s kryptonite.
Is Lolo Jones making the transition to Winter Olympics? Jones competed in the women’s US bobsled push championships. Joining Jones were fellow Olympic runners Hyleas Fountain and Tianna Madison. The women were invited by US bobsled coach Todd Hays in an effort to “share their Olympics experiences with our athletes and to help boost team morale.”
The woman’s two-man bobsled team won bronze at the Vancouver Olympics, a feat Jones never accomplished in her two Lympic Games. Despite being the favorite in Beijing 2008, Jones hit 9/10 hurdle in the 100-M hurdles and finished fourth in London. At the bobsled push championship, Jones finished seventh.