Rookie hazing? Idonije tweets pic of $38 bill

October, 10, 2012
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It was apparently a big night for some Chicago Bears players. Late Tuesday night, Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije tweeted the bottom of a dinner bill to his more than one million followers that said "Bears dinner" from Mastro's, a steakhouse chain that has a location in Chicago. The restaurant charged $9,999 each for three Bears dinners, though it's not exactly clear how many players attended. Idonije used the hashtag #rookienight, which suggests that he wasn't paying. The bill total, before tip, came out to $38,091.91.

But was is all a bit of rookie hazing? He later tweeted it was a joke to play on the first-year players. A source confirmed that the restaurant printed the fake bill.


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Darren Rovell | email

ESPN.com Sports Business reporter

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