Israel Idonije pranks rookies

Updated: October 10, 2012, 3:45 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Pay up, rookies. That was the message Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije had for first-round pick Shea McClellin and another rookie Tuesday when he handed them a bill for $38,091.91 after a rookie night dinner.

But as it turns out, the bill was a joke.

"We all went out for dinner, rookie night, and we had the restaurant bring by a big bill just to shock (practice squad defensive end) Aston (Whiteside) and Shea," Idonije said Wednesday. "It ...

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