Tom Brady is not only one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, obviously he’s also one of the best rookies in hazing.
When it comes to hazing in the NFL, you don’t hear a lot of stories these days, but 10 years ago there was plenty of hazing. Throughout the history of the NFL, one of the most popular ways to intimidate a rookie has been to make him for a $55,000 dinner in Dallas.. One of the most famous lunch bills of all time came in 2010 when Dez Bryant was left to pay the entire check.
If you’re wondering how dinner can get so expensive, it’s because of players like Brady who obviously go out of their way to order expensive stuff.
During recent episode of “The Pivot” podcastformer NFL running back Fred Taylor explained what Brady would do to raise the price of dinner.
“When I was in New England, the whole team picked rookies, it was 10 to 12 rookies or whatever in that class,” Taylor said. “All I know is that the bill gets back between $50,000 and $60,000 because Tom went there and bought a bottle of wine for three, four, five thousand dollars.
After ordering wine, Taylor said that Brady would “take one sip and stop drinking and say goodnight.”
This is definitely one way to make your lunch check more expensive.
Taylor played for the Patriots in 2009 and 2010, so it would seem that Brady’s wine tasting exploits happened in one of those two seasons. Brady orders a bottle of expensive wine, and then takes just one sip – this is the most powerful move. Please never do this when going to a corporate dinner at your job because there is a 95% chance that you will get fired.
By the way, Brady’s story came up because the podcast hosts Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder and Taylor were interviewing Garrett Wilson. The Jets rookie explained that he was excited because he was going to invite other receivers to dinner soon, and about five seconds after telling this story, his excitement turned to shock when he found out how much this dinner would cost.
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Welcome to @NFL @GarrettWilson_V and thanks for spending time with us. Get ready for this “EMPTY CHECK LUNCH” also known as the Beginner’s Dinner 😂🤣😅 @Realrclark25@OfficialCrowder pic.twitter.com/dXkoSgpp07
— Fred Taylor (@FredTaylorMade) June 17, 2022
The good news for Wilson is that he only takes his group to eat, not the entire team, so his bill doesn’t have to go up to $60,000. The other good news for Wilson is that Tom Brady will most likely not be at dinner either.