The “rookie dinner” is nothing new to the NFL. Like bad haircuts and carrying pads, picking up the tab for the vets on a fancy dinner is old hat these days.
Still, looking at the bill for one of these dinners can be eye-popping for the average Joe sports fan. Take the dinner the Green Bay Packers racked up at The Capital Grille in Denver on Friday night, for example.
— David Bakhtiari (@DBak69) August 26, 2017
The crazy part about this bill? Over $30,000 of it was for wine and liquor, $30,005 (before tax) to be exact.
The big culprit was seven bottles of Lafite Rothschild 10, coming in at $2,700 a bottle for a total of $18,900.
They added four bottles of Merus cabernet, a Harlan Estate Napa cabernet, three Chivas Regal 25 years, three Remy Martin XIIIs and 12 Macallan 25 years.
Of course, the wink emoji from Bakhtiari suggests it was probably a big prank on the rookies. After all, that’d be a whole lot of booze to put down the night before a game.
The Packers and Broncos square off on Saturday night in Preseason Week 3. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. MDT. We’ll see then if the Packers are looking spry and ready.