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HEAV
09-09-2009, 05:00 PM
It's a San Diego Chargers (and perhaps NFL) tradition. The team's rookie first-rounder is obligated to take the rest of the team out to dinner, and without fail, at this dinner, every monstrous defensive tackle on the team gorges themselves on lobster tails like they haven't eaten in a month. No one's really shy about running up the bill.

This year, Larry English(notes) was the lucky rookie.

$14,508

http://mypict.me/upload/0/8/389/8389459.jpg

Immediate reaction: Yikes.

Upon further review, though, Larry English got off light. Shawne Merriman(notes) says that after he was drafted, his rookie dinner cost him $32,000. Maybe Merriman took everyone out to a fine steakhouse, and Larry English insisted on TGI Friday's. Five dollars to make a couple of deserts a la mode doesn't seem unreasonable.

The other famous Chargers rookie dinner came back in 1998, when a young man named Ryan Leaf was expected to take everyone out to dinner. Leaf was, um, reluctant, we'll say ... so Junior Seau(notes) stole his credit card and made it happen anyway. Leaf had a fit, and his bill was only $3,000. I hope everyone enjoyed their Extra Value Meals that night.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/The-Chargers-are-hungry-and-Larry-English-is-buy?urn=nfl,188313


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Damn... No wonder Leaf isn't around anymore.

2KBack
09-09-2009, 05:05 PM
and the Ryan Leaf legend lives on....what a douche

Bronx33
09-09-2009, 05:11 PM
Should have taken em all to burger king where did he take them to the gold plated food emporium?

broncocalijohn
09-09-2009, 05:36 PM
At least he paid it up unlike Ryan Leaf. Dude can afford it. I believe the restuarant was TGIF.

Dukes
09-09-2009, 05:43 PM
That would be the one time I'd love to be a waiter.

footstepsfrom#27
09-09-2009, 06:49 PM
How much was the tip?

Borks147
09-09-2009, 06:55 PM
So the total was 14,508, which means the bill was 11,606 (assuming a 20% tip, which is the norm for a large group)

11,606/53 = $218 per head.

How the hell do you rack up 218 per head at TGIF? I'm assuming they didn't get completely wasted - that would be bad for the team image don't you think?

broncofan2438
09-09-2009, 07:36 PM
Did Meriwoman choke the bar tender because they didnt put enough olives in his drink?

Pick Six
09-09-2009, 10:29 PM
How much was the tip?

It shows it in the picture. The gratuity was 17%, making the tip $1,890.02...

Gcver2ver3
09-09-2009, 10:36 PM
event serv charge over 2000 bucks?...
admin fee 333 bucks?...

what the heck were these guys ordering?...

what resturaunt is this?...

BroncoMan4ever
09-09-2009, 11:07 PM
damn i would have loved to have been the waiter that night, look at the gratuity cost on that bill.
also, in the grand scheme of things, what is 15000 to a guy who is going to pull in something like 30 million over the next 5 years?

Didn't TD end up buying his line some crazy expensive gifts after his 2000 yard season?

tsiguy96
09-09-2009, 11:09 PM
i would almsot bet they bought the building out for the event so they werent bothered, hence the 2k.

McMastermind
09-09-2009, 11:18 PM
i would almsot bet they bought the building out for the event so they werent bothered, hence the 2k.

Not really....20% is a common automatic gratuity for parties of 8 or more. (Never mind 53)

tsiguy96
09-09-2009, 11:23 PM
Not really....20% is a common automatic gratuity for parties of 8 or more. (Never mind 53)

talking about the "event service charge" not gratuity.

McMastermind
09-09-2009, 11:30 PM
The 'event svc charge' is simply a line item adding up the 17% 'Banq. fee' and the 3% 'Admin. fee'.......In other words, the Standard 20% large party auto tip.

But still..... great night to be a waiter. Plus, I'm sure the rest of the party tossed the waitstaff some $20's, $50's and $100's here and there.

Hogan11
09-10-2009, 12:00 AM
and the Ryan Leaf legend lives on....what a douche

One cheap SOB

GoBroncos DownUnder
09-10-2009, 12:06 AM
TEQUILA all around, ... 'cept for you Shawne! ;)

tsiguy96
09-10-2009, 12:08 AM
The 'event svc charge' is simply a line item adding up the 17% 'Banq. fee' and the 3% 'Admin. fee'.......In other words, the Standard 20% large party auto tip.

But still..... great night to be a waiter. Plus, I'm sure the rest of the party tossed the waitstaff some $20's, $50's and $100's here and there.

shut up poopyhead

Black96WS6
09-10-2009, 01:18 PM
LoL.

http://members.cox.net/mbrown777/WayneAndShawne.jpg

Garcia Bronco
09-10-2009, 01:55 PM
Wow. I would host a small party for that much and mak it alittle more fun.

broncocalijohn
09-10-2009, 02:27 PM
Did Meriwoman choke the bar tender because they didnt put enough olives in his drink?

So you do have him guilty and the princess of attention whore is innocent? How did you feel about Ben ROthliesberger's so called rape?

footstepsfrom#27
09-10-2009, 03:29 PM
I wonder how much of this was alcohol?